I’ve been practicing yoga for about a year and a half. Last week when I went to the doctor, she measured me and I grew about half an inch taller! I commented that it must be due to my improved posture due to yoga. She said, yes, yoga certainly improves our posture, but it also can cause us to grow!
Yoga stretches and extends our spine. It helps the back decompress from the downward pressure of gravity. It also causes the cartilage in our back and our joints to lengthen and thicken making us taller.
There are several poses that encourage this growth in height:
It’s counter pose, Fish (Matsyasana) should be done soon after Shoulder Stand as it offers balance to the stretching produced by Shoulder Stand.