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What stretches help you to grow taller?

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Practicing yoga is one method for increasing height, as these exercises improve posture long-term. Height can increase up to one inch after a year or two of yoga practice.

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Most people stop growing in their late teens, but yoga exercises enhance the spine's alignment and stability leading to some increase in height. Poses such as downward-facing dog and triangle stretch the ligaments and muscles of the spine, and with enough practice, help to straighten the spine for a taller appearance. Other effective poses for increasing height include mountain pose, simple supported backbend and simple reclining twist. For the greatest benefit, perform several of these yoga poses two to three times per week.

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