Yoga Exercises to Increase Height
Do you know that your emotion can increase your height? It is a well-known fact that your well being promotes height increase. Being stressed out or depressed and angry can actually make you shorter! You see when stress works on all levels, physically, your body holds in your anger and depression.
Your shoulders feel heavy and your back hurts. This is because your spinal fluid has decreased. Thus it makes you shorter. But what about shiny, happy people? Can I still increase my height even if I am happy? Sure you can! A friend of mine who practices yoga noticed that most people had actually gained inches doing this yoga exercises in lengthening the spine. He remarked that low back pain and upper back stress are some of the most common health complaints of adults.
The best way to avoid backaches is to take care of your spine on a daily basis. There are no quick fixes for back pain, but this exercise set is an effective maintenance program.
This series of exercises works systematically from the base of the spine to the top. All 26 vertebrae receive stimulation and all the energy centers receive a burst of energy. These exercises increase the circulation of the spinal fluid, which contributes to greater mental clarity. Regular practice of this series will give you increased vitality, help prevent backaches, reduce tension, and keep you young by increasing the flexibility of the spine.
Rotate the Pelvis....
Sit in easy pose. Place the hands on the knees. Deeply roll the pelvis around in a grinding motion. Relax into the movement. Make it a moving meditation.
Do 26 rotations or 1-2 minutes in each direction.
Benefits: This exercise opens up the energy in the lower spine, massages the internal organs and aids in digestion.
Sit in easy pose. Grab the ankles. As you inhale powerfully, flex the spine forward, keeping the shoulders relaxed and the head straight. Do not move the head up and down. Exhale and relax the spine back. Continue rhythmically with deep breaths. As you inhale feel the energy go down the spine. As you exhale feel it come back up .
To end: Inhale deep, hold the breath, exhale and relax. Sit quietly and feel the energy circulate in your spine and throughout your body.
Benefits: This exercise stimulates and stretches the lower spine.
Spinal Flex On Heels...
Sit on the heels; place the hands flat on the thighs. Continue spinal flex as below with a easy breath.
Benefits: This exercise works on the mid spine.
Sit on the heels. Place the hands on the shoulders, fingers in front and thumbs in back. Inhale, twist to the left. Exhale, twist to the right. Twist your head to each side as well. Gradually feel an increased rotation in your spine. Keep elbows parallel to the ground, allowing the arms to swing freely with the body. This exercise can be done standing up,
Continue 1-2 minutes or 26 times.
To end: Inhale center, hold the breath, apply root lock, exhale, relax and feel the energy circulate, especially at the level of the heart.
Benefits: This exercise opens up the heart center and stimulates the upper spine. (Refer to the picture below)
In Easy Pose, clasp hands behind neck in Venus Lock (fingers interlaced) and bend straight sideways at the waist, aiming the elbow toward the floor beside the hip. Inhale as you bend left, exhale right. Don't arch or contract the back. Bend sideways only. This exercise can be done standing.
1-2 minutes or 26 times.
Benefits: Side bends stimulate the liver and colon and increase spinal flexibility.
Still on the heels or in easy pose, shrug both shoulders up on the inhale and down on the exhale.
1- 2 minutes.
To End: Inhale up, hold, apply root lock, and relax.
Benefits: This exercise loosens up the tension in the shoulders and relaxes upper back
Sit with a straight but relaxed spine. Adjust the head so that you feel like it is sitting on top of the spine by slightly moving the head back and bringing the chin down slightly. Roll the neck slowly in one direction and then in the other. Let the weight of the head move the head around. Do this very methodically so that you go slowing through tight spots and work out areas of tension.
At least one minute in each direction.
To end: After this exercise, sit quietly and be with the sensations in your body and spine.
Benefits: This exercise removes tension in the neck and stimulates the thyroid.