3 Exercises That Make You Taller

woman stretching on a yoga mat(BlackDoctor.org) — Stretching is one of the most neglected exercises in regard to staying healthy — overshadowed by lifting weights, running, swimming or playing sports. But stretching can regularly have a profound effect on our bodies,  including improved circulation, lower muscle tension, better coordination, and the little known benefit lengthening your back and making you taller.

Following are 3 exercises that are guaranteed to make you look like you’ve grown an inch or two:

1. Downward Dog

Downward Dog is a great yoga exercise that both strengthens and lengthens. To achieve the position correctly, straighten the legs to your personal limit, send your tailbone to the ceiling and pull the lats down (via the shoulder blades). Do a deep inhale, then exhale. Repeat the breath 8 times and relax. Resume the posture at least 2 more times without letting your head drop or your back arch. Keep your head on your spine, making your spine one long line.