I have read on the internet many times that you can gain a few inches in "height" from doing yoga.
How exactly does this happen? (Just spine getting straighter, and me standing with better posture?)
Are there any actual measurements done on a sample of people before and after months of yoga to compare their height differential?
What is actually a reasonable expectation for an "increase in height"?
If my goal is yoga for height increase, which poses are the best to do?
posted by crawltopslow
on Dec 7, 2013 -
All other things being equal, does a short person's blood alcohol level reach 0.05 faster than a tall person (because they have less blood and/or a smaller liver)?
posted by dontjumplarry
on May 6, 2013 -
I have been dating a man for just over a month that I met online. He is 41 and I am 33. He is simply lovely: kind, attentive, complimentary, generous, funny, smart, gainfully employed, family oriented and wants children, likes me a lot, socially/environmentally conscientious, cooks well, nice sense of style, has friends, etc. And, I'm not very physically attracted to him. I am 5'2" and his profile says he is 5'7" but I think he exaggerated ~two inches and has a slight frame. He is very fit, but the cave woman in me seeks a more commanding physical partner. There are other things about his physicality and bedside manner that don't "do it" for me, either, but the main thing is that I just prefer bigger men. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes
on Apr 1, 2013 -
I'm 6'5". It recently dawned on me that the reason I hate doing the dishes isn't due to my fundamental laziness, but because scrubbing dishes while bent over for half an hour really does a number on my back. What have you, fellow tall person, changed around your kitchen (and the rest of your home) to make it more accommodating to the vertically advantaged? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I sometimes have trouble understanding the visual differences in height of two different objects. [more inside]
posted by lstanley
on Jan 18, 2013 -
Please help me with my incredible (and probably irrational) guilt and grief over my daughter's height. I know that she'll be okay but I blame myself. Is there anything that I can do now? [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot
on Dec 28, 2012 -
Fellow short people, how do you deal with movies, concerts, and theater? I'm 5'1" and frustrated. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma
on Aug 20, 2012 -
CSS Filter: I have a standard three column layout. I cannot figure out how to get the left and right columns to have a height that automatically stretches to the length of the center column. [more inside]
posted by JPowers
on Aug 17, 2012 -
Which group of athletes is further from the center of the bell curve distribution for height: Olympic gymnasts or NBA players?
posted by Trurl
on Jun 4, 2012 -
I would like to know how tall my dad's uncles and mom were, and ideally go up the family tree to chart the outliers to identify the tall and short adults. Where might I find height data for ancestors who lived in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I'm going to be a sophomore in high school, and I wanna play football for the first time. What do I need, and what should I expect? Practice starts in 6 weeks. [more inside]
posted by sizzil34
on Jun 30, 2011 -
I want to be a high school French teacher, but at twenty years old I still have the height, weight, and voice of a twelve-year-old. I'm afraid these physical attributes will make it nearly impossible for me to be hired and taken seriously as a high school teacher. Is this a legitimate concern that should cause me to rethink my goals? [more inside]
posted by datarose
on Jan 30, 2011 -
Why is it that I -- and many others -- have a physical reaction when watching the video
of the transmission tower free climb (from this FPP
)? [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Sep 15, 2010 -
I'm a taller than average woman who is often asked out by shorter men. How can I stop being bothered by the height difference when dating? [more inside]
posted by mesha steele
on Mar 29, 2010 -
There is a cone whose lateral surface is a semicircle (when flattened). The height of the cone is 10 inches. What formula can I use to find the radius of the cone, and the slant height of the cone? [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Mar 11, 2010 -
Can you provide examples of adult women who are extremely short yet also beautiful at the same time? [more inside]
posted by datarose
on Jan 3, 2010 -
Will the 15" Macbook Pro 4.1 (early 2008) be compatible with a 2.5" Form Factor internal hard drive that's 12.5mm
rather than the standard 9.5mm? [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Dec 4, 2009 -
Help me design a computer workstation setup for home that incorporates a 30" screen, a Linux compatible video card, a possibly height adjustable desk, and a silent or very quiet desktop machine. [more inside]
posted by pbh
on Jun 9, 2009 -
I'm buying my first bed and first mattress, and I need help understanding mattress height, as well as where/how to find canopy linens. [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye
on Mar 26, 2009 -
Anybody have any advice regarding jumping into gorges in New York state? Safety-wise - what would be the upper limit of height I might try?
posted by Sully
on Feb 15, 2009 -
Am I worrying too much about our future child being very short? How can I get over this? [more inside]
posted by trillian
on Dec 1, 2008 -
I got a new car! Unlike my old one, it doesn't have height adjustable seats. I am 5'0" and can barely see over the dashboard.
Do they make booster seats for adults? How do other short people deal with this?
posted by streetdreams
on Mar 29, 2008 -
posted by TunnelArmr
on May 25, 2007 -
Is there such a thing as a shoe insert for men that adds an inch or so to one's height, maybe by lifting the ball of the foot up a little bit? Or are there specially designed tennis/casual/etc shoes? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten
on Apr 29, 2007 -
How accurate are player's listed heights in college football and pro basketball? And are they measured with shoes on? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Jan 1, 2007 -
I'm trying to find sports other than horse racing, rowing (specifically the cox) and gymnastics, in which being small-framed or just plain short can be an advantage.
Is there some advantage gained in having a low centre of gravity in things like surfing or even skateboarding?
posted by bunglin jones
on Jun 15, 2006 -
I know that growth mainly has to do with genetics and stuff, but do you personally think I have any chance at getting any taller? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4
on Feb 22, 2006 -
I heard once that taller people have a harder time lifting weights. It seems logical enough an idea. Because taller people have longer limbs the same amount of weight will have great leverage. So it would take a larger muscle on the person with the longer limbs.
If someone 5 foot 4 inches can dumbell press X amount of weight how much more impressive is someone 6 foot 4 doing the same amount? Is there a nifty equation even?
posted by Napierzaza
on Jan 1, 2005 -
Are you tall? Do you slouch? Do you think it's because you feel higher up in the air than other people? Do objects like desks and chairs often feel too low for you? Do you think maybe even doorknobs might be a little more comfortable if they were a few inches higher? Have you ever wasted time thinking of these things? Have you ever hit your head on windchimes at a short person's house? Did you consider suing, or at least tell them they were callous and insensitive towards tallish folk?
Do you have any tips for remembering to keep good posture, or exercizes that tend to keep your spine erect?
Yes or No answers are acceptible for the first para's questions. Also, there's no more inside.
posted by Shane
on Jun 22, 2004 -