To get 1-4 cm in extra height is relatively easy. For most people, their own lifestyle puts their body in positions and postures which can hide certain height. Prolonged time spent in front of a computer or lying on a couch watching tv has shown that the vertebrate and spine are bent. The spine stays compressed and the person can lose up to even 2 inches of height.
Here is a quick program to add the 1 cm height increase. To gain the height you desire, work on it for 1 -1.5 months.
1. Stretch your back and torso 15 minutes everyday, once after you get out of bed, the other right before you go to bed. Focus on the body torso bending first.
2. Focus on only a few main types of yogic stances, or asanas. I wrote two older articles about increasing one’s height through yoga and stretching.
3. Mentally do visualization imagine that you body is expanding and your vertebrate is becoming decompressed and elongating. Learn to breathe properly from a few books or lessons on yoga.
Note: Please remember that gaining 1 cm of extra height is completely possible for say 85% of all people. Most people these days live a very sedentary life which means that their lifestyle can actually hide extra height from them. Learn to get that back by being healthy and staying active. The main reason you can get any height at all is from decompressing your vertebrate and elongating the spine. If you however already practice yoga, or do stretch a lot, natural height increase may not be completely possible, unless you look at other areas of your life that you can improve upon.
For 2 cm of height increase…
An increase of 2 cm in height will of course will be more difficult than just gaining 1 cm but it should be only slightly harder. Depending on a person’s lifestyle and how active they are, the program towards gaining 2 cm in extra height can be very difficult or very easy.
The main theory is the same. For most people who live sedentary lives, a lot of extra height is hidden which proper exercise and stretching will bring out.
2 cm is only slightly longer then 3/4 th of an inch. That is perfectly reasonable for I would say 50 % of all the people who really stick to the program below for 4-5 months.
1. The main thing is again stretching only this time one should be focusing on prolonged stretching with a routine of deep breathing involved. Again it is the torso one must focus on first, and then the hamstrings and ankles.
2. Swimming should definitely be incorporated into the weekly exercise with a focus on the butterfly stroke and a trial to stretch and widen the torso.
3. One should now focus a lot of energy on certain yoga positions like the cobra, and the downward dog. Refer to past articles written about Yogic positions.
4. The type of food one intakes should be decreased. Carobohydrates (whites) should be avoided while greens and lean meat should be eaten. This is to drop excess weight and slim the torso and body to give it a leaner thinner look. That would help give the impression of height.
5. Now would be a good time to learn the fundamentals of the Alexander method. It would teach you how to walk with the correct posture.
6. Sleep should be be focused on to allow for deep rest and the entire body to relax and decompress. This means the body will be expanded more afte waking.
7. Some hanging on a bar could help a little, at least to build upper body muscle and tone one’s arms. The hanging will take more weight off of the back.
Note: A lot of the height increase from this point on and anything more will be only temporary. The body has a slight bit of elasticity and if you stop doing the exercises, the body will go back to the original condition. However, if you manage to change your lifestyle, some of the extra height, usually about 50% of the total maximum height change you can do is permanent.
For 3 cm of height increase…
3 cm should be the total maximum of extra height most people can ever get from just exercising and lifestyle change. I personally woudld guess that only 5% of all people who decide to do the program will be able to increase their total height by 3 cm.
Remember that 3 cm is about 1.25 inches.
The program to get 3 cm more in height increase is mostly the same as the program for 2 cm increase. Of course the focus is always on expanding the torso and back to allow for the vertebrate to decompress. Most people won’t get 3 cm in height increase because their body has a limit to the natural ability to stretch. I personally can deviate in height by up to 2 cm in height from my morning height to my evening height.
I am not sure at this point but taking a vitamins like Calcium with Vitamin D and Glocusamine with Chodroitin may help slightly to make one’s bones stronger. And that is a big maybe. For a far more advanced and better list of supplements that can help with your height increase exercise routine, click HERE
Most orthopedics say that one can achieve an extra 1 inch and slightly more through a good program in stretching and yoga. I agree with them
An option for some people is to go to a chiropractor and get them to help you straighten out your back.
For 4 cm of height increase…
At 4 cm and beyond, we leave the realm of normal height increase and must start trying a new approach to height increase.
I personally am a very scientifically mind person but to believe that height increase beyond say 1 inch is possible, we must consider beyond the normal approaches of just good nutrition , exercise, and rest.
We move into the areas of eastern mysticism and non-scientifically validated theories and try our luck at those. As of right now, there is only two approaches which I have found which does have some hope that it could work, but the amount of personal dedication to the project is enormous.
They are …
[Update: Recent findings suggest this person might be a fraud. I will need to do more research to check to see if this technique was a scam or not. You can still try it out though.]
The method involves the use of deep breathing, affirmations, and strong vizualizations.
This method involves putting a certain amount of load upon certain areas on one’s leg to force distraction of the long bones. Scientifically valid.
At this point, there is no other reasonable way to increase one’s height significantly without medical procedures to be done.
Note: These methods and techniques should be added along with the program that we stated is need for the height increase of 3 cm.