Being tall can improve how a person feels about himself or herself. People with short height, particularly men, may be self-conscious about it and feel less confident. A person’s height is determined to a great extent by genetics, but it is not necessarily the only determinant. There is a hormone in the body known as Human Growth Hormone (HGH) that regulates height.

HGH is produced by the pituitary gland and is highly essential for the growth of long bones and cartilage. Several other factors play a key role in determining height, such as smoking during pregnancy, poor post-natal care, low birth weight and poor health during childhood.


How To Increase Your Height Naturally

Research studies have shown that yoga and proper breathing techniques can play an important role in increasing your height naturally. The yoga poses for keeping your body upright and increasing height is as follows:

Surya Namaskar:

surya namaskaram

This is an age-old yoga exercise with 12 different postures and performed in a chronological manner.


Trikonasana helps in improving your balance. This yoga exercise gives you a good posture.


Talasana strengthens your arms, legs and spines. Keeps your body smooth. Helpful for height gain.


You can control your breathing and tone your lower back and hips by doing this asana.

Adhomukha Savasana:

Adhomukha Savasana
Also known as the downward facing dog. This asana increases the blood flow to your face and neck.

Lifestyle changes to Increase Height

Eat a Balanced Diet: It has been found that lack of proper nutrients is one of the leading causes behind people failing to reach their maximum height. Your daily diet should contain fresh leafy greens and colored vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products, all in their proper proportions.

Sunlight: Sunlight is the best natural source of Vitamin D, a key nutrient needed for overall growth, including maximum height.

Practice Good Posture: A good posture plays a key role in the development of your height.