5 Steps To Teach Easy Twist (Parivrtta Sukhasana) & Free Downloadable Yoga Class Handout


Hi, my name is George Watts. I’m a BWY yoga teacher with a hankering for handouts. I absolutely love creating handouts for my yoga students. I hope the “Easy Twist Pose Handout” becomes a useful addition to your yoga teacher tool-bag.

Step 1
Download The Yoga Class Handout

Easy Twist Handout | PDF 

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Step 2
Teach Twisting Symbolism

Here are few ways to add some “twisting symbolism” so you can teach yoga with a Poet’s heart. 

“Easy pose helps expand our field of our perception.  When you need your perception to cast its net wider, practice easy pose.”

“Easy pose teaches us to go beyond our self imposed mental limitations.”

“Practice easy pose to become great at handling adversity in your life.”

“What part of your life right now could do with a bit more flexibility?   Where are you being too rigid in your mind?”

“If you want to stretch your horizons, practice easy pose.”

“In easy pose we twist ourselves to extend our capacities physically, spiritually and mentally.”

“As you twist in each direction, you just might catch a glimpse at who you really are.  The real you may emerge from round the corner?”

Step 3
Teach The Benefits 

  • Improves digestion.
  • Massages abs
  • Relieves lower backache, neck pain,  sciatica
  • Relieve stress
  • Stretches spine, shoulders, hips

Step 4
Teach The Pose

  • Sit with legs crossed and inhale.
  • On exhale twist torso to right.
  • Repeat on the left.

Step 5
Teach The Modifications

I try to spice up my classes by giving several modifications. Every student will have different abilities, so giving modifications allows you to have a class filled with beginners and advanced students.

The classic modification for Easy Posture is to: “Sit sideways on a chair. Hold onto the chair and twist.”

Here are some other postures you could get your students to practice while they are sitting with their legs crossed…

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

Easy Seated Pose Variation

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