Thursday, April 12, 2012

3 Simple ways to Develop Height

  Our society places a great deal of importance on height. If you are of a smaller stature, you have undoubtedly felt that you have an unfair disadvantage.However, you have the ability to overcome this challenge and make your body grow. While there are always artificial means, you have probably wondered how to increase height naturally. Most importantly, you need to do the right stretches with the right techniques. This article will guide you through certain stretching techniques that will give you the optimum results.  
Standing Forward Bend - 

This is a very simple, but effective, exercise. It is a great way to relax and decompress your spine.Also, it stretches your calves, hamstrings, hips, neck, and all of your back support.To begin this exercise, stand with your feet approximately 18 inches apart and your palms on the back of your thighs.Then slide your hands down along the side of your legs without bending your knees.Try to slide as far as possible, as you bend over make sure your hands stay firmly on your legs.As you bend you will find the resistance increase in your knees, but do not bend them.Another variation is to slowly run your palms down the back of your legs, forcing you to arch backwards.

Downward Facing Dog -

Also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana, this yoga-based maneuver is one of the great ways to increase height through stretching and increase your body’s flexibility.You will want to begin this exercise by getting down on your hands and knees. Your legs should be shoulder width apart and your fingers straight forward.Position your elbows so that your inner arm is pointing away from you. Take a deep breath and curl your toes as if you were trying to stand on your toes.Then straighten your legs as you exhale and push your arms upward.Ideally, you want to push so that your spine is lengthening. Make sure your legs stay straight and your feet firmly on the floor.If you need to bend your legs at first, that is okay. However, you will want to stretch yourself further and further each time until your legs stay straight.Also, keep your shoulders flat and distribute your weight evenly to add the resistance on your spine. You should remain in that position for several deep breaths and then repeat the entire movement several more times.

Head to Knee - Increase HeightHead to Knee - 

The Janu Shirshasana position, as it is called in yoga, is a fantastic way to decompress your spine and stretch your hamstrings.Just like the downward dog stretch, you want to make sure your spine stays straight to get the full benefit of the exercise.Keeping your spine straight while exercising is one of the best ways to increase height. Also, remember to breathe deeply and fluidly throughout your maneuvers because it will also help decompress your spine.Begin this exercise by sitting on the floor with your legs fully extended in front of you. Bend one leg by pulling your heel as close to your body as possible, in a “P” shape, but keeping your buttocks planted on the floor.You should rotate your body so that you are facing the extended leg and raise your arms over your head while you inhale. Keep your back straight as you bend forward slowly and exhale.Do not bend at your hips, but by rolling forward on your buttocks. Tense your thigh muscles as you bend, this will release the hamstring and promote better flexibility.At the end of your forward momentum, gently lower your arms to grab your foot and pull forward.Then, pull your opposite leg into the “P” shape and extend the leg that was previously bent.  Repeat the exercise for the opposite side of your body.Keep your pace slow and breathe deeply throughout the exercise to fully stretch out your spine.

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