Yoga to Strengthen the Lungs

by Setareh Moafi, Ph.D., L.Ac.

The theme for the Fall season and the associated Metal element is cultivating the ability to let go. This is supported by the organ systems of the Metal element, most prominently through the Lungs.

When I shared the 3 keys aspects according to Chinese Medicine that support you to let go, I mentioned that one of the keys to letting go is to strengthen the Lungs through cultivation practices.

Which is why I’m sharing this Yoga practice video you can do right from the comfort of your home.

It takes less than 15 minutes and is a great way to start (or end) your day. 

Below you’ll also find a short warmup sequence to open the shoulders and lungs. You can do these practices independently, or sequence them back-to-back.

And because the focus is on boosting the Lung Qi, you'll get some extra immune and energy support as you move more deeply into the Fall season.

With best wishes for you and your health,


Setareh Moafi, Ph.D., L.Ac. is Co-Owner and Director of A Center for Natural Healing in Santa Clara, California, a health and wellness clinic that specializes in Classical Chinese Medicine and Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. Dr. Moafi offers clinical services and transformational workshops that blend the ancient practices of Classical Chinese Medicine and Yoga. More information at and