Have you been relying on those high heels to look tall? Has the backbench never been an option for you? Do you want to increase your height? Well, if you have come by this post, you have probably tried a lot of remedies already. Whether or not you have, landing on this page is good news if you want to increase your height because yoga is extremely effective for a host of different problems, height being one of them. Practicing a few simple yoga exercises at your convenience can work wonders for you.

Yoga helps increase your height on different levels. It creates suppleness in the spine as your body goes through a full range of motions as well as controlled breathing. Breathing releases stress that tenses up the muscles on your back, therefore removing all possible growth obstacles. Some exercises allow your spine to become upright, therefore, increasing your height. Take a look at the different exercises that will help you increase your height.

Yoga Exercises For Height Gain

1. Surya Namaskar
2. Sukhasana
3. Tadasana
4. Trikonasana
5. Parivrtta Trikonasana
6. Adhomukha Svanasana
7. Vrikshasana
8. Chakrasana

1. Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar

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Surya Namaskar has been practiced for centuries. It is literally translated to sun salutation, and comprises of 12 powerful yoga poses in a single set. This set of exercises works on the mind and body and calms the mind while bringing the body into shape.

How To Do It

  1. Start with the salutation or the Pranamasana. For this, you need to stand in an erect position with your feet together, and then join your palms at your chest.
  1. Next you need to get into the Hastauttanasana. Inhale and then stretch your arms over your head, while your palms are still joined. Arch your back and stretch your body.
  1. Now comes the Padahastasana. You need to exhale and bend your body forward, ensuring your spine is straight. Your legs should be perpendicular to the ground. You can slightly bend your knees. Touch the ground with your fingers. With practice, you should be able to hold your ankles while in this position.
  1. As you inhale, move your left leg backwards, and gently drop your knee to the ground. Your right knee should be folded and placed between your hands. Ensure that your chest is open and spine is lifted. This is the Ashwa Sanchalanasana.
  1. For the Parvatasana, exhale and gently take your right leg backward and place it next to the left leg. Raise your buttocks and lower your head, as you attempt to keep your heels flat on the floor.
  1. Next comes the Ashtanganamaskara, which literally means salutation with eight limbs. Exhale and gently drop your knees to the ground. While you do that, bring your chest and chin to the ground too. As you take position, your chest, chin, toes, knees, and hands must touch the floor.
  1. As you inhale, lower your hips and push your chest forward and upward. Your spine must be fully arched. Your abdomen must be above the floor. This is the Bhujangasana.
  1. Now exhale and repeat the Parvatasana.
  1. Inhale and repeat the Ashwasanchalanasana.
  1. Exhale and repeat the Padahastasana.
  1. Inhale and get into the Hastauttanasana.
  1. Finally, exhale and end the Surya Namaskar with the Pranamasana.

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Benefits

This set of asanas is extremely beneficial. It helps and cures all digestive issues. It strengthens all the muscles in the body and makes them flexible. It acts as a detoxifying agent and also ventilates the lungs. It helps calms the nerves and relaxes the mind. It enhances the skin and makes it glow. It also prevents hair loss and graying. Overall, it increases health, longevity, and also efficiency.

Contraindications

It is best to avoid the Surya Namaskar after the first trimester of pregnancy. Patients suffering from high blood pressure and hernia must consult a practitioner before practicing these asanas. People suffering from back problems must check with their doctors before they take on this exercise. Women should avoid doing the Surya Namaskar during their periods.

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2. Sukhasana

Sukhasana

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Sukhasana is one of the simplest yoga asanas. Quite literally, it means the happy pose or the easiest pose. But for those who aren’t used to sitting down on the floor, it could be quite a task.

How To Do It

  1. Sit flat on the floor and stretch your legs out.
  1. Cross your shins, such that each foot is under the opposite knee.
  1. Your knees must be bent, and your legs should be pointed towards your torso.
  1. As you relax your feet, make sure that the outer edge touches the floor and the inner edge arches over your shins. Your thighs should form a triangle with your shins. You must ensure that there is some gap between your pelvis and your feet.
  1. Place your hands on your knees and lengthen your tailbone. Sit with your spine erect.
  1. Take deep breaths and relax.

Benefits

The main aim of this asana is to calm your brain and relax your body. It opens out the thighs and lengthens the spine too.

Contraindications

People who have knee, hip, or spinal disc problems should consult their doctor before doing this asana.’

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3. Tadasana

Tadasana

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Tada means mountain in Sanskrit. This mountain pose has a whole lot of physical and mental benefits.

How To Do It

  1. Stand straight, keeping your feet together and your spine erect with your hands by your side and palms facing the thighs.
  1. Clasp both your hands with your fingers and inhale deeply while lengthening your spine and stretching your hands above your head. Your palms should now face the ceiling.
  1. Now, lift your heel and balance yourself by standing on your toes. Stretch your entire body as much as possible. Exhale while you come out of the pose.

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Benefits

This asana works wonders to develop both physical and mental balance. It helps to stretch the spine and loosen it, therefore helping to clear congestion of the spinal nerves. This asana is great during the first two trimesters of pregnancy as it keeps the abdominal nerves and muscles toned.

Contraindications

It is best to consult with your medical practitioner before you practice this asana, especially if you have any knee or back problems. Pregnant women should also avoid doing this asana.

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 4. Trikonasana

Trikonasana

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Trikonasana is quite literally translated as the triangle pose. This asana, unlike most other yoga asanas, requires you to keep your eyes open as you practice it so that you can maintain balance.

How To Do It

1. Stand keeping your legs three to four feet apart and your feet parallel to each other.

2. Raise your hands, making sure they are in a straight line with your shoulders.

Bend towards your right side and touch the toes of your right leg with the fingers of your right hand.

4. Raise your left hand towards the ceiling, and then look up towards it.

5. Maintain this position for a minute. Repeat this on your right side.

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Benefits

This asana strengthens the knees, legs, ankles, chest, and arms, while opening up the groins, hips, calves, spine, chest, shoulders, and hamstrings. It increases the physical and mental stability as well. It also helps to improve digestion and reduces sciatica and back pain. It reduces stress and anxiety as well.

Contraindications

You need to avoid doing this asana if you have diarrhea, migraine, back and neck injuries, and high or low blood pressure.

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5. Parivrtta Trikonasana

This asana, also called the reverse triangle pose, is a culmination of two dynamic energies. The first comprises of rooting through the legs, and the second sends energy upwards through the extended arm. This asana is an amazing one.

How To Do It

  1. Stand with both your legs stretched out on each side.
  1. Lift both your hands, keeping them in line with your shoulders.
  1. Turning your torso towards your right touch your right foot with your left hand. The right hand should be faced upwards with your fingers pointing outwards.
  1. Turn your gaze towards your fingertips. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Then, come back to the basic position, where your legs are apart, and arms are in line with your shoulders. Repeat this exercise on the other side.

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Benefits

This asana, at the outset, helps to improve balance. It also stretches and, in the process, strengthens the hips, legs, upper back, and spine. It also stimulates all the organs involved in digestion and helps with detox.

Contraindications

People suffering from migraine, insomnia, diarrhea, low blood pressure, and headaches should avoid doing this asana.

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6. Adho Mukha Svanasana

Adhomukha Savasana

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This posture resembles the posture of a dog bending forward. It is an easy asana, and can very easily be practiced by a yoga novice. It has a whole lot of benefits, and therefore, must be included in one’s daily exercise regime.

How To Do It

  1. Stand on four limbs, such that your body forms a table-like structure.
  1. Exhale and gently lift your hips and straighten your elbows and knees. You need to ensure your body forms an inverted ‘V’.
  1. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders and feet in line with your hips. Make sure that your toes point outwards.
  1. Now press your hands into the ground and lengthen your neck. Your ears should touch your inner arms, and you should turn your gaze to your navel.
  1. Hold for a few seconds, and then bend your knees and return to the table position.

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Benefits

This asana is amazing because it is known to rejuvenate and energize the body. It strengthens the whole body and lengthens the spine as it tones the muscles. It increases blood circulation in the brain and calms the mind while releasing stress and therefore relieving fatigue, headaches, and insomnia.

Precautions And Contraindications

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, a detached eye retina, carpal tunnel syndrome, a shoulder dislocation, and weak eye capillaries, it is best to avoid this asana.

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7. Vrikshasana

Vrikshasana

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Vriksh stands for a tree in Sanskrit, and as the name suggests, this pose is graceful yet steady, just like a tree. This pose requires balancing, and therefore, it requires the eyes to be open as you practice it.

How To Do It

  1. Stand with your spine erect, your feet together, and palms joined in the Namaste position.
  1. Now gently lift your right leg and bend it at your knee, as you position the soles of your feet on your left thigh. Your right knee should be facing outwards.
  1. Hold this position with your gaze fixed on an object and your breath normal.
  1. Now repeat this exercise with your left leg.

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Benefits

This pose rejuvenates your body, while thoroughly stretching your arms, legs, and back. It stabilizes your mind and improves concentration as well. This pose is extremely beneficial to those who are suffering from sciatica.

Contraindications

It is best to avoid this pose if you are suffering from low or high blood pressure, migraine, and insomnia.

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8. Chakrasana

Chakrasana

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Chakra means wheel, and in this position, your body ends up looking like a wheel. This asana is a wonder asana that has a host of benefits.

How To Do It

  1. You have to start this by lying on your back and bending your legs at the knee level such that they are placed nearer to the hips.
  1. Put your palms on the sides of your head by bending the elbows and fingers towards your body.
  1. Now inhale while raising your body upwards and resting on the feet and the palms, thereby curving your spine.
  1. Remain in this position for a few seconds and gradually increase the duration by breathing normally.

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Variations

This is a slightly complicated asana. So for those who find it difficult, they can start off with the Ardhachakrasana, or the half wheel pose. This asana is also a great option for those suffering from back problems. In this pose, you stand and then push your pelvis forward as you bend backward, as much as you can.

Benefits

Chakrasana helps to tone the reproductive, digestive, and excretory organs, while strengthening the back and stomach muscles. It also strengthens the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. It works wonders for the heart and stimulates the pituitary and thyroid glands. This asana helps to increase height at any age.

Contraindications

It is best to avoid this asana if you are suffering from any back injuries or heart problems. This asana should not be practiced if you are suffering from high or low blood pressure or if you are suffering from hernia.

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These eight asanas are an integral part of yoga that also help in increasing height, if practiced regularly. So what are you waiting for? Start practicing these asanas today!

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  • Aleena

    Does this really help?By doing this regularly will I increase 1 inch fast?

  • Aleena

    Each yoga has to be done or only one of this would help/And what should be the timing to do this?Thanks in advance!

  • saba naaz

    Well you can try few of these. Early morning is the best time for yoga.

  • anuhya

    Doing yoga early morning is very healthy… Even a simple pose like sukhasana can give lot of benefits so every one should try them..

  • preethicute

    Nice tips saba they are very useful i will follow them but i think its better learn the way from a guru what do you say??

  • anonymous

    i am 15 years old and my height is 5’2
    does yoga only help u look taller or it actually increases ur height
    will yoga help increase my height and how much

  • Aashna

    Hello! thanks for this helpful post on yoga poses for increasing height. I have heard several awesome things about it from many people, but I wasn’t too sure if it’s good or really going to work. But when i was going through this post, i felt like i should give it a try. I will definitely try these asanas..