Can Yoga Make You Taller?

A yoga expert explains

Can Yoga Make You Taller?

Q: Can yoga make you taller?

A:  While yoga is not going to make your skeleton longer, yoga does focus on improving your strength, posture and body awareness.

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As a result, yoga can help you elongate your posture and stand straighter to make the most of whatever height you have, especially if you are in the habit of hunching over or standing in a slumped position.

The development of body awareness through yoga, and the lengthening and stretching of your muscles also will help you to maintain your height, which we can lose as we get older.

Cleveland Clinic yoga program manager Judi Bar, E-500 RYT

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Read more expert advice from Judi Bar, E-500 RYT on her blog.

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