The soul is beyond the body and hence from this perspective, it is immaterial how tall or short a person is. The true height of a person is his or her character and deeds.

Yet, tall height is a natural ambition of humans. I agree that in current context it is partly because of the glamour associated with tall height. If that were the driver for any urge for height increase, the efforts would defeat the purpose. Because the true purpose for height increase should stem from an earnest desire to achieve as much of our potential as we can. A tall height represents complete growth of the body and hence we should endeavor to achieve that complete growth.

Height does vary from person to person as per his or her genetics, climate and other conditions. Thus blanket comparison of height with others is not a right approach. Instead the correct approach should be to keep as healthy as possible to gain complete growth of body.

I was born as a medium height child. Till age of 17, my height did not grow much. At age of 17, at just above 5 feet, I was among the short students of my class and often ridiculed for being short and thin. Very honestly, at times I did feel humiliated at tended to avoid public company to the extent possible. The matter got worse because I could see many other boys who were shorter than me few years ago now surpassing me.

But for once, I decided to no more rationalize and act as an ostrich. I decided to take my concern heads-on. I changed my complete life-pattern. For next two years, I committed to new patterns and by the time I was nineteen, I was 5’11” and had an extremely flexible and agile body. Today I have a height of above 6 feet.

In this article, I would share those tips that I followed in my height transformation process. I am sure these will benefit one and all in achieving their maximum potential:

Tip 1: Mind Power

Our body responds to our thoughts. As per our thought patterns, appropriate hormones are secreted and physiological changes happen accordingly. Positive thoughts reverse ageing process and improve health. Negative thoughts accelerate ageing process and stunt growth. Thus first critical step for height gain is to reprogram your thought patterns. Not only it will help you increase height, but also bring benefits in all areas of your life. To me, it made me a diligent person that helped me get admission in IIT. Here are specific suggestions on mind programming for height-gain:

  1. Refuse to accept that you are born unhealthy and short. Visualize yourself as having the most perfect health and live every moment in that vision.
  2. Stop compromising on matters of quality. Keep demanding as much as you can think of, from yourself.
  3. Imagine that your height is increasing every moment with every movement of yours.
  4. Stop traits of anger, helplessness and dejection.

Remember that will power is the key. Once you get a good grasp on it, rest would work automatically. If you try out these tips without strong will-power, it would never work. This secret gets you everything you want in life.

Tip 2: Food

Simply stop junk, fried, spicy and oily food. I cannot stress further the importance of simple, nutritious, healthy food. Our body is made out of food we eat. We grow from a baby of few inches to a full-grown adult only through food we eat. Food is the raw material used to build our building that we call body. How can you expect a strong building to be built if you use inferior raw material from junkyard?

Following are certain recommendations that have helped me:

  1. Eating at least two hours before sleep
  2. Having a light dinner
  3. Regular consumption of sprouts
  4. Having regular eating schedule and avoiding habit of munching every now and then
  5. Avoiding consumption of tea, coffee, cold-drinks, ice-cream, chocolates etc
  6. Regular use of trifala powder in night or early morning
  7. Eating lots of fresh fruits
  8. Drinking lots of water
  9. Walking for 10-15 minutes after meals
  10. Eating soaked almonds in morning. The gulbandi variety is best.
  11. Eating in sukhasan. This posture is a wonderful gift of our ancient seers.

Tip 3: Exercise

Human body is built to work hard and live actively. More we avoid physical labor, more we become prone to underdevelopment, faster ageing and ailments. Make a habit of doing rigorous workouts at least thrice a week and normal exercises in rest of the days.

My routine in those days was as follows:

  1. Waking up by 5 am and having a variety of workouts till 8 am. These included mix and match of following:
  • Running and jogging
  • Flexibility and stretching
  • Martial Arts practice
  • Asans and Pranayams
  • Meditation
  1. In evening I used to go for Taekwondo exercises thrice a week. The practice of high kicks is extremely beneficial
  2. On Sundays, we used to go to play cricket

This active routine worked wonders on my body and activity.

Would request all health-seekers to join taekwondo lessons close-by. Taekwondo differs from other martial arts. In taekwondo, emphasis is on high kicks and free stretching which helps body grow. In many other martial arts, focus is on restricting body movements within a small region. Thus it seems to restrict height of a person.

Similarly weight-training should be avoided for first 20 years of life. That should be replaced with free hand exercises like pushups.

Many claim that Yogasan can help increase height. I even saw a video on it by a celebrated hathayogi. He gave a passionate speech in the video that seemed to showcase short height as source of all miseries and inferiority complex. Ironically the hathayoga guru himself appeared not more than five and a half feet!

The fact is that hathayoga is being overemphasized bit too much these days and its benefits are being over-inflated as a marketing gimmick. Certain asans do benefit but in essence it’s the overall package of healthy lifestyle which is effective. Replace these hathasans with any kind of aerobic physical activity and results would be exactly the same. Perhaps even more!

Having said this, certain postures are quite useful for height growth. These should be added in one’s fitness routine – chakrasana, halasana, sarvangasana, pashchimatanasana, pavanmuktasana, hastapadasana, mayurasana. Among Pranayams, the only pranayams I have found to be truly effective are Bahya Pranayam, Abhyantara and Chaturtha Pranayama. These provide all the benefits that are claimed from variety of breathing practices like Anulom Vilom, Bhastrika etc. These pranayams with rigorous cardio in open air gives all the benefit you desire from a fitness regime.

Do ensure that you develop a habit of deep breathing. We shall discuss the art of deep breathing in a separate article.
Tip 4: Miscellaneous

  1. Sleep well. More you work out, more the rest required by your body. Especially for growth, you should ensure that you do not deprive your body from much needed rest.
  2. Sleep early. Work so hard in the day that you tend to fall asleep by 10 pm. Wake up by 5 or 6 depending upon your comfort. I prefer varying the waking time as per my body needs. Avoid late night sittings.
  3. Keep spine straight
  4. While standing, try to stretch your entire body up. At times come on your toes for a full stretch. You can even raise your hands for a fuller stretch. In more formal occasions, you can stand normally and yet try stretching your entire body without raising your toes. Keep doing it every now and then. If you are in a bus, try if you can stretch up without coming on toes and touch the ceiling with head.
  5. Do not settle in one static position for long. Keep moving and changing postures. Remain active and give body a small workout every moment.

Tip 5: Brahmachraya (Control of mind)

Needless to say, all of this works only with a perfect control over mind. Make a habit of challenging your mind with even more control every moment. Once mind is mastered, the world will be at your feet, height is a petty thing.

To develop this mastery and realize what the real fun of life is, following is advised. More you practice, more you gain:

  1. Stop putting your mind in all form of sensory inputs that tend to promote lustful thought patterns – romantic/vulgar songs, movies, literature, company. These generate hormones which speed up the ageing process and stunt complete natural growth.
  2. Stop watching the idiot box. Apart from dumbing the mind, it makes your breath shallow and hence causes stunted growth.
  3. Similarly avoid video games, ipods and other mind-dumbing tools.
  4. Stop digging too much into stale newspaper. Use it only for keeping you updated. Filling your mind with depressing stories of past, the first thing in morning, is the worst treatment you can give to yourself who is naturally programmed to be always forward looking.
  5. Prepare actionable plans. Avoid discussions and analyses which have no relevance to practical application and are merely time-wasters.
  6. Needless to say, avoid all acts which lead to loss of vital energy and semen.

We shall discuss the subject of Brahmacharya in detail in another article and dispel certain myths surrounding the subject. Brahmacharya is the greatest potential remedy for all humans living today and needs a right, relevant and correct representation.

Please share your feedback with these practices. They should start giving results in a few months. Apart from a full body growth, you would also gain a healthy body and confident attitude.

Stretch to your fullest potential!

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sachu
sachu
1 month 19 days ago

Can ashwagandha be used to increase height. Is it safe

Preet
1 month 26 days ago

Best of Luck Bro.

satyam kumar
satyam kumar
2 months 25 days ago

my height is 5’2” i want to become ips my height is not better in ips selection so plz tell me simple tips to increase height

Shreya
Shreya
2 months 26 days ago
Hi sir …i am 15 ….female….and my height is just 4’10 and i hadn’t grown much since 3 years …..my father is 5’7 and my mom is 5 ….do u think i will grow more by following this or am i too old to gain height being a girl of… Read more »
guest
guest
3 months 3 days ago

hello sir is there any possibility to increase 2 inches height at 30’s ??by your techniques

Sreedhar D
Sreedhar D
5 months 17 days ago

Sir, I am just wanted to aks that how were you able to crack IIT examination?

deepanshu
deepanshu
5 months 20 days ago

I m 5’2 and I m just 17 can I grow up to 5’9

Vikrant
Vikrant
5 months 25 days ago
I didn’t said that these are new or this this things are unknown to me, when i was 16 i was 5feet . Now i am 17 and i am 5 feet and 3 inches but i want to become 6 feet and i am also want to bodubuilder with… Read more »
jack
jack
6 months 1 day ago
hello Agniveer, i’m almost 21 now and i’m almost 5″6, my dad is 5″8 and mom is 5″ but most importantly my brother and most importantly most of the other relatives of family are approx 5″8, my height almost stopped growing almost after 13, it’d have only grown like 1-2… Read more »
Rajath
Rajath
7 months 17 days ago

Sir, my height is 5’5″ and my age is 16 and I want to be 6 feet at 21 is it possible plz suggest me

Aparna
Aparna
7 months 26 days ago

Hello,

My hubby height is 5.2 only and his age is 32.. Is it possible to gain height if he follows the above exercise and suggested food regularly… Pls do reply

jass
8 months 9 days ago
Hi.sir..!read ur article today,..and got a new hope… i wish ths helps me…(fingers crossedSir i m 19 and my height is 4.11  m a girl..!! My parents are not short..mom height 5.3 fathers 5.9 is thr any chances for me to bcme tall ..i suffer in wheat alergy mytreatment in chandighar… Read more »
abdul khan
8 months 14 days ago

iam 15 years old boy my height is 5.7 ihave gone to gym and done weight lifting my height will stop

abdul khan
8 months 14 days ago

iam 15 year old boy my height is 5.7 ihave gone to gym for 15 days ihave done weight lifting so i will grow more or my height is stop

Aditya Srivastava
Aditya Srivastava
9 months 11 hours ago

Sir,I’am a student of class 8.
And my height is 5’3
Everbody in my family has good height.
My Father 5’9
My Uncle5’11
My Cousin 6’0.
After following these steps would I will be 6’0

Hitesh Agrawal
Hitesh Agrawal
11 months 19 days ago
Hlo,agniveer sir Meri height 5’2-5’3 hai nd my age is 18 years and mae heighy increase krna chata..due to of height i depressed bcoz meri family mae sbhi looogo ki height kaffi achi h..mere dad ki height 5’4 h and mom ki 5’2..nd mere legs mae kaffi hair b hai… Read more »
arav
arav
1 year 1 month ago

hello agniveer sir..
sir i really want to know that is it really possible to increase height in 18 years.
i am 18 years now and my height is 5″3 and i want to increase my height
do you really successful for your height increase.please honestly tell me

Ashish
Ashish
1 year 4 months ago

Sir I am 24 Yrs , my height 167.5 Cm I Want Increase 0.5 Cm in a minth Plz Help Me ,..[email protected]

Jesus
1 year 5 months ago

What’s up, I check your blog on a regular basis. Your writing style is awesome,
keep up the good work!

shruthi
shruthi
1 year 5 months ago

Hello sir,
I am 22 yrs old and my height is 4’11
Is it possible for me to increase my height now please please give me some suggestions to increase my height Thanks in advance
Please suggest me to increase my height ””””??

amandeep
1 year 6 months ago

Sir,
I am girl. My age is 22.my height is only 5feet.my all family is taller.except me.can I increase my height.5’5″.I am vry dipress by this problm.sir plz plz help me..

yash
yash
1 year 6 months ago

Sir I am 17 & my height is 5.2 ft and I want to increase my height so can I workout in some other time rather than morning ??
And do my parents height will affect me…
I am really depressed about it kindly help me out plzzzz….

karan singh
karan singh
1 year 6 months ago

hi agniveer i m 17 year old(boy) and going to 18 my height is 5″5 i wanna 5″8 i was gone to a doctor and he says that the maximum age of increasing height only 15 plzzzzzzzz hwlp me

komal
komal
1 year 7 months ago

i m girl my age is 19 my height is 4 ’11 plz help me to increase my height by 6-8 inches.

anny
anny
1 year 7 months ago

Sir im 15 yrs old (girl) my height stopped increasing im 4.11 now I want to increase it I read your article I want to know is skipping nd playing basketball helps in increasing height

Kunal Sharma
Kunal Sharma
1 year 7 months ago
Sir i am 5’3 And will b 19 This nov i know u hv imprtnt thgs to do but still if u could afford to, then refer to this rticle and tell me if u think it is genuine he is explaining vrything nd claims dat we could Lengthen our… Read more »
Rajeesh
Rajeesh
1 year 7 months ago

Hi sir I’m 17 and a half year old male and my height is 5.4.I want to be 6.My dad is 5.7 and mom is 4.9 .Please help.

priya
priya
1 year 8 months ago

what kind of prayanaam r u talking about can u plzzz tell me the name of those prayanaam ?? and it is necessary to do exercise for 3 hrs actually i m in 12 class and i am unable to do exercise for 3hr 🙁

keerthivasu
1 year 9 months ago

Sir iam 22 years…..was going thrgh bad habitatss……and then i stopped……immediately ….iam 5.9′ inch or 5.10’….. I want to increase my height to a little more…inch…..
I jst want to noe ……can i grow furthr……or my height stopped……..
If i can grow …..jst list me few tips…..plzzz…..

Sanidhya Mishra
Sanidhya Mishra
1 year 9 months ago
hello sir, I am almost 19 and i am 5’5. i want my height alteast 5’10 i do lot of exercises from 2 yrs leaving any weight lifting please tell me any formula so that i could recive that much height. i has been a very slow process till now… Read more »
unknown
unknown
1 year 10 months ago
sir i m turining to 17 ……my height didnt increased till 14 ……i m still of 5.6 my dad is of 5.11 nd my younger brother is also of 5.11 how can i increase my height upto my family’s average height by natural processes?…………………….. many people recomended me for step… Read more »
prasath
1 year 10 months ago

Hi,

i m 23 yrs, by doing this strches and food items really i can gain my height now in my age? or give me sum other tips to improve my height??

Zintu Bora
Zintu Bora
1 year 10 months ago
Sir I am a 18 yrs old boy. Actually my hight is not wel. My all school friends are taller than me. Now my Hight is 5.2 inc.. but I want to be 5.11 or 5.8, sir is it possible..??? please help me sir please.. sir bohot umid ke sath… Read more »
zintu Bora
zintu Bora
1 year 10 months ago

Sir I am 18 yrs old boy, but my hight is not wel. Now m 5.2 inc, sir I want to be 5.11/ 5.8, Sir it possible.. please help me sir

Aryan
Aryan
1 year 10 months ago
Hey, I read everything above and was really inspired.I am 19 and my height is around 5’4-5’5 I was wondering if it is still possible for me to grow, i want to be around 5’11 and am ready to do anything diligently to be able to gain my goal? A… Read more »
Aditya
Aditya
1 year 9 months ago
Hi! There Generally boys stop growing in their late teenage or early twenties. Moreover you could have a late growth spurt . But generally a couple of inches can be gained if your posture is correct. Make aure that you always keep your spine erect and don’t be in positions… Read more »
princess shumi
1 year 10 months ago

Asalam a walikum my age 21. i wana increase my haight how can i increase my plz tell me plz i req u plz mast tell me

jay
jay
1 year 10 months ago

sir,I am Jay my age is 16 yr old and i am only 5.0 . My father is also 5.0. Can i grow more?

samar bajpai
samar bajpai
1 year 10 months ago
hey…!! i am very much depressed, due to my short height just 5.2 inches….only, my all friends are taller than me…..nd they use to always humiliate me bcoz of my short height, they even call me dwarf….sometime….which hurt me more… i also love 1 girl in my school…..but she is… Read more »
Ankit Mittal
Ankit Mittal
1 year 10 months ago

HI, Im Ankit, age 22. Is it possible to increase the height in this age??

Pankaj Negi
Pankaj Negi
1 year 11 months ago

Bro my height is 5 feet 8 inches and i have 21 years completed as per my genes my elder brother is of 5 feet 10inches can i also increase my height 3-4 inches ?

amit
amit
2 years 13 days ago

sir I m 23 years old having 5 feet 6 inches if i do regular exercise can i reach upto 5feet 9 inches please tell and some tips to do so.. please

sanjay
sanjay
2 years 21 days ago

Dear sir, im sanjay im 19 years old my height 5 feet 9 inch. It’s possible to increase my height to 6.00 t0 6.02 .im waiting for your valuable answer sir please reply me

avi
avi
2 years 29 days ago

agni bhaiya main 19 yrs ka hun,meri height sirf 5.3 hai,kya regular exercise se aur balanced diet main 5.9 or 5.10 ho sakta hun,aur ha diet aur excercise k kuch photos bhej deejie

Durvesh
Durvesh
2 years 1 month ago

Please help mi sir…My hight is 5’5 and i want 5’9 atleast…. What can i do?? I’m doing masturbate daily from last 4 years… I’m in depration also from last 4 years what can do?? For my hight i can do anything… Please help mi

SAI
2 years 1 month ago

I AM 27 YEARS OLD BUT MY HEIGHT IS TOO SHORT PLEASE TELL ME SOME WAYS USING THOSE I CAN INCREASE MY HEIGHT.REPLY SOON

deepa.salian
deepa.salian
2 years 2 months ago

i am 19 year old girl my hieght is 5 feet doing excise my hieght will be increse plz reply me

deepa.salian
deepa.salian
2 years 2 months ago

hiii sir my hieght is 5.feet do excise my hight will increse plz reply me sir

Sufal
Sufal
2 years 2 months ago

Sir
I am 15 years old. I strech and run daily. I dont have facikity for Taekwondo.
I drink and eat healthy and nutritious food. STILL iam just 168cm tall. Please help sir. WHAT should i do if i dont want to play any games
Sir please please please reply

hema
hema
2 years 3 months ago

hey i am 19 and 5′ 2″ will i be growing taller only by hanging?please do reply

Sania
Sania
2 years 4 months ago

Assalamu Alaikum…I am 26 years old female and I want to grow 2 inches..Is this possible? I also want to maintain my morning height

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