If your yoga practice feels different this time of year, you aren't just imagining things. The yogis of yore have an explanation (and a fix): In the four-part pranayama breath, the inhale is linked with spring (think fresh starts and new beginnings), and the exhale is the breathing equivalent of autumn, the season of trees letting go of their leaves and animals preparing for hibernation.
Change is coming (as anyone with access to turning leaves or dropping mercury has noticed), and as our bodies get ready for the cold season, our lungs can become congested, and we become more vulnerable to sickness. That means you'll feel better all season if you tweak your practice to support your lungs, shore up your immunity, and help yourself embrace the change ahead.
How? With the help of our comprehensive fall yoga guide, of course—packed with insider advice from top yoga instructors, not to mention the new classes and gear you should know about. That's right: We've got everything you need to use yoga to turn over a new leaf.