When it comes to opening up and stretching our bodies, we don't often think of the lungs as part of that process. But as the days get shorter and the air gets cooler, our lungs need a little extra love. And it makes sense if you think about it: In the fall and winter we are more likely to catch colds and respiratory infections; therefore, it's essential that we strengthen the lungs and large intestine in the fall to prepare. We want to keep both of these organs clear and flushed out.
When we take shapes in the body that create more space in the lungs, we can literally breathe deeper, clearing these passageways and stretching the organs to keep us healthier. Here are seven yoga poses that will nourish your lungs: