Somewhere in my life’s journey thus far I read and was told by many that as we age we tend to compress our spines and therefore become shorter in height.
I told this to my granddaughter eighteen years ago when she was only two, and she looked at me with a quizzical eye, as she wandered out of the room. The next day she told her Mom that she could put a string around her Nana and pull me around just like her pull toy. This is the truth and Desiree does remember telling this to her Mom.
So, I decided that maybe this didn’t have to happen but I didn’t know how to prevent it at that time. I felt my height of 5’2″ was tiny enough and if I was going to lose a few inches I would be under 5′. Now after almost five years of practicing all forms of Yoga including Hatha- Power-Ashatanga and Vinyasa, not only has my posture and balance improved along with a glowing complexion and better circulation in my extremities, but I can honestly say that I look and feel like I have grown in inches.
When I do the mountain pose, I can feel my arms lifiting up and out of my carriage higher and higher each time, and do I feel powerful?
You bet I do! I feel like I can reach the sky. Yoga practice is the most incredible awesome liberating thing you can do for your mind-body-balance. It is in my opinion, (like WD-40 is for your joints and moving parts). And the monetary cost is minimal.
Try Yoga and Grow!
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