This session focusses on integrating abdominal participation in twists. The abdominal involvement in twistings makes these asanas potent conditioners of the digestive system (in a healthy condition. Strong abdominal twistings are contra-indicated during certain abdominal conditions). Simple standing and seated actions and positions are used in this session. Active participation of the abdomen makes possible greater access in twists. The breath is the gateway to abdominal actions especially in twists
This session does not include strong abdominal actions, but in general, strong abdominal actions are contra-indicated for women during the days of menstruation and during pregnancy. They should also be avoided by those who have recently undergone any surgical procedure of the abdomen, or have any abdominal condition like diarrhoea. Abdominal actions are closely linked to the back-body. Those with weakness/ injury in the back are advised caution.