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The Sunday Times Style Counsel, Toby Wiseman, wrote on the secret to looking good dressed (“wear clothes that fit”), 22 April, and then adds:

Body transformation can take on more drastic forms. A study in the British Medical Journal found that the Alexander technique is a form of physio [sic] particularly useful for relieving muscle tension. Somewhat incredibly, many teachers claim it can also help you gain up to 2in in height. Simply lie on the floor for 10 minutes with your knees bent, using two or three books as a headrest.

He then adds: “Personally, I’d rather put my faith in a good tailor, but by all means try it for size.”

We do recommend you try for it size – and for many other benefits!