Most people are taller in the morning, because their spine has stretched out during the night. Yoga doesn’t really ‘decompress’ your spinal discs. But by standing differently, you help them to carry the weight more evenly. Yoga teaches you how to grow taller after puberty.
There are three yoga exercises that you can do at home that will help you grow taller after puberty:
1. Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand
- Lie on your back on a yoga mat.
- Place your arms by your sides with your palms down, and lift your legs into a 90-degree angle from your upper body.
- Move your hands to your hips, and with your elbows on the floor.
- Slowly move hands down your back toward shoulders, while keeping legs straight up and chin tucked down.
- Hold the pose for as long as you can.
- Do not practice the shoulder stand pose by yourself unless you are very experienced.
Benefits: This exercise stimulates and stretches the lower spine
2.Spinal Flex On Heels
- Sit on your heels.
- Place your hands flat on the thighs.
- Continue spinal flex as below with a easy breath.
- Time: 1-2 minutes.
Benefits: This exercise works on the mid spine.
3.Ardha Kurmasana or Half Tortoise Pose
- The half tortoise yoga exercise is one most people should be able to perform.
- Kneel on the floor, with your heels touching your buttocks.
- Bend at the waist, and reach your arms out in front of you.
- Place your joined palms on the floor, with your chest touching your thighs.
- Hold the stretch for 30 seconds to one minute
Benefits: This exercise stimulates and stretches the lower spine.