Grow your height with Yoga

There is a saying, "I'm not small! It's the world that's too big!"

Many of us have spent our childhood hanging on the monkey bars or cycling for long hours just to stand shoulder to shoulder with our father but have failed to do so! Well, this is a case with a lot of us who think that if our height increases by two inches, it would make a big impact on our and others perspective about the way we live our lives.

A recent study tells us that a good height is not only restricted to the physical aspect but is also linked to higher IQ's, better job prospects and more positive outlook towards life.

Another research done in Britain suggests that the parent's height is an important factor but attaining a good height is not only about the genes.What we eat, how we live and think are equally important. But, regardless of what we eat and how we live, height growth has never been that easy.

If the modern cosmetic surgery and other methods are not what you are looking for, then this old fashion can just be your style.


Well, this ancient Indian technique may just be the answer to all your growth related queries in a simple and effortless way! Surprised? Don't be!

Yoga means the union between the body and the mind. It is a very easy and effective way of healthy living, which helps attain a calm mind and also detoxifies the body. It is practiced by taking one's attention to different parts of the body through postures with the help of breath.It also enhances blood circulation and aids in improving the health of body organs.

With the mind relaxed and stress free, the body can easily produces the Growth Hormone, which is responsible for the increase in height. Attaining a good posture is also vital and can be achieved by practicing yoga.

Sri Sri Yoga is a 5 day long wellness course that focuses on uplifting the mind and revitalizing the body through yoga postures. A couple of minutes spent practicing yoga regularly can help you grow physically and make the mind calmer. Let's have a look at a few of the postures that can aid you in increasing your height:

1. Bhujangasana (Cobra posture)
The Cobra pose stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominal region. It helps increase the height by aiding in achieving a better posture.

2. Tadasana (Tree pose)
The Tree poseis an ideal posture to lengthen and straighten the spine to increase your height.

3. Chakrasana (Lying down body twist)
The Wheel pose stretches the lungs and chest, while strengthening the muscles of the buttocks, legs, calves, wrists, arms, and spine.

4. Surya namaskar (Sun Salutation)
Cyclic Practice of yogic postures in Suryanamaskar helps to loosen up joints and muscles in a short period of time. Abdominal organs are alternately stretched and compressed, ensuring proper functioning of the organs. This practice also has a profound effect on the back as it involves alternate backward and forward bends. It also improves spinal flexibility and results in improved immunity.

The rate of body growth varies from person to person and depends on a lot of factors. While yoga can definitely help make your body more supple and assist in increasing the height, one should also pay attention to the type of nutrition the body receives. Regular yoga practice will ensure a sound body and mind and good eating choices will aid in maintaining the vigor.

Yoga is an ancient art that can do wonders if practiced regularly. Like with any other practice, one must learn yoga the right way from a qualified expert. At the Sri Sri Yoga course, trained professionals guide you through different postures and help your body get rid of all the built up stress. A Sri Sri Yoga teacher can also help chalk out a customized yoga routine that best suits your body and lifestyle.

Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Sri Sri Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and a Sri Sri Yoga teacher. Find a Sri Sri Yoga course at an Art of Living Center near you. Do you need information on courses or share feedback? Write to us at