Grow Taller Using Yoga , Part III

Today I found a small excerpt from the magazine Esquire where  the idea of height increase was mentioned. It was part of a 14 part series intended for guys so that they can make themselves better. It was appropriately titled….

Note: The reference/source can be found in the and reached by clicking HERE.

14 Ways to Make Yourself Better Right Now…Be Taller


Hang from doorframes all you want. Once you’re done growing — typically in your late teens — there’s really only one way to make yourself taller: yoga.

According to Alex von Bidder, a New York City yoga instructor, one to two years of basic yoga can get you up to an inch in height — simply by making you stand straighter. He recommends the following poses, two to three times a week. We recommend not turning into one of those guys who carries around his own yoga mat.


Mountain pose – (Separates vertebrae, aligns spine.)

Feet just inside shoulder width, tailbone tucked toward your heels, belly button sucked in. Move your shoulder blades back and down. Stretch your head up toward the ceiling. Hold for one minute.






Downward-facing dog – (Strengthens, draws back shoulders.)

Begin on all fours with your hands just in front of your shoulders. Lift your knees off the floor, straighten your legs, and push your heels toward the floor. Breathe deeply for one minute.






Simple supported backbend – (Provides a deep, supported stretch.)

Lie back with a cylindrical pillow just below your shoulder blades and a rolled-up blanket beneath your neck. Open your arms, palms facing up. Breathe deeply.






Simple reclining twist – (Tones torso, balances spine.)

Tuck your chin slightly. Arms open, palms up. Breathe in and bring your knees to your chest, then, as you exhale, lower your legs to the right side. Breathe deeply for one minute. Repeat on the left side.

Illustration Credit: Chris Philpot





Me: So the article says that we can gain an extra inch o our height from continuously doing yoga for 1-2 years. I think that is of course better than nothing since 1 more inch is still 1 more inch, and that does not even include all of the health, emotional, and mental benefits that comes from doing yoga.


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