5 Effective Yoga and Pilates Exercises to Increase Height
Article by Rodney Williams
Yoga and Pilates are full of amazing poses and exercises that help in improving posture, aligning the spine right and stretching the back to achieve better height along with innumerable other benefits like balance and concentration.
Here we look at 5 such exercises that aid in height growth by strengthening and improving flexibility of the hips, hamstrings, legs, thoracic and cervical spine, arms and neck.
Good Morning Stretch: Stand straight 2 feet away from a wall with your back towards it. Raise your arms forward, up, over your head and backward until your fingers touch the wall behind. Slowly come back to starting position. Repeat 6-7 times. Stand farther away from the wall as you gain in flexibility.
Forward Bend: Stand with feet wide apart. Raise your arms up and clasp your hands together. Bend forward slowly and touch the floor. Return slowly and repeat 10 times. As you improve in flexibility and strength, reduce the distance between your feet to make it more difficult.
90 Degree Forward Bend: Stand with feet hip-width apart and hands behind the neck with fingers interlocked. Bend forward at the waist and go down as far as possible without rounding the back or bending your knees. Return and repeat 5 times.
Warrior Pose: Stand with feet wide apart. Rotate the right foot 45 degrees to the left and the left foot 90 degrees to the left. Look left. Bend the left knee until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Now raise both your arms parallel to the floor. Maintain the position for a few breaths and repeat to the other side.
Spine Lengthener: Stand straight with arms at the sides. In one flowing motion, raise your heels up, stand on your toes, raise your arms sideways and up towards the sky, and stretch your whole body. Stretch your neck backwards and upwards. Hold for a few breaths and repeat 10 times. Perform the Spine Lengthener at the end of how to become taller exercises.
Apart from stretching exercises like yoga and Pilates, you also need to boost growth hormones through exercise to achieve your height goals. Employ intense aerobic exercises like sprinting, swimming or kicking for this purpose and perform these 5 exercises after that for the best results.
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Rodney Williams writes frequently on topics related to growing taller naturally.