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Does height really increase after 20 only through yoga and stretching exercise?

Does height really increase after 20 only through yoga and stretching exercise?

No, but: Height is how you carry yourself, proper posture, wearing the right clothes for your body habitus. Stand straight, hold your head square, don't slump, look confident, shoulders back, head a bit back (almost like trying to make a double chin): you'll look taller, tougher, send a message to that oncoming intruder that says 'don't mess with me'. Yes, stretch away. Perception is everything. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Which is good for my health?Exercise in gym or yoga in my garden? Or both? Iam 20/ m, moderatly obes!

Which is good for my health?Exercise in gym or yoga in my garden? Or both? Iam 20/ m, moderatly obes!

Either: It doesn't matter. What matters most is which you like, which you will do and stick to, and which you are able to do physically. Yoga is very good but that can be done in the gym just like cardiovascular exercise can be done at home. You should have some cardiovascular exercise in addition to yoga. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lenthen the spine by yoga or other exercise after 20?What's the difference between a short guy and a tall guy's spine?

Is it possible to lenthen the spine by yoga or other exercise after 20?What's the difference between a short guy and a tall guy's spine?

No: You can not lengthen the spine or other bones after 20. A tall guy has a longer spine and especially long bones in the leg, than a short guy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

Many varieties: Yoga is a Hindu discipline of various techniques to integrate mind, body and spirit, improve physical health and grow spiritually. There are many types of yoga. Hatha yoga, the stretches that improve physical health, is very popular but the forms that emphasize meditation and breathing are also very beneficial. See http://tinyurl.com/q5mrqxv for more detailed descriptions of diff. types of yoga. ...Read more

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What is hatha yoga?

Exercise Yoga: Hatha yoga is a popular, holistic yoga style/path that includes many core strengthening and stablization exercises, stress reduction techniques with emphasis on postures, purification, gestures, breathing, and meditation. ...Read more

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What is chair yoga?

What is chair yoga?

What is Yoga ?: This is the primary question. The chair is the prop. The meaning of yoga in itself is touch the divine self. And the practice of yoga are different ways to tap into the Divine self. One of the best books to read to try really understands what yoga is and what yogis are is the Bhagavad-Gita ...Read more

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How can yoga help you?

How can yoga help you?

Flexiblity, focus: Properly executed yoga can be a good way to gently stretch and strenghten muscles. It also can be mentally and physically relaxing . You can control the intensity of the pose as well, which can be a safeguard to injury. A qualified instructor is important at first. ...Read more

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Why is yoga good for you?

Why is yoga good for you?

Exercise: It allows you to stretch and tone while meditating. ...Read more

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Any tips for yoga at home?

Start slow: Start slow with basic positions, stretch well and have fun. ...Read more