Revolved Easy Pose

Parivrtta sukhasana

What is Revolved Easy Pose?

Revolved easy pose, or parivrtta sukhasana in Sanskrit, is a variation on the beginner's easy pose. With crossed legs, the practitioner places one hand on the opposite knee and twists to the side. The pose is a gentle way to warm up the spine.


  • Sit in easy pose with the legs crossed.
  • Place the left fingertips on the floor outside of the left buttocks and lengthen the spine.
  • Place the right hand on the left knee.
  • Exhale and twist to the left.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.
  • Change sides.


  • Use caution in this pose if there is back or neck injury.

Benefits of Revolved Easy Pose

  • Boosts metabolism.
  • Stretches the upper back, upper chest, spine, hips, neck and shoulders.
  • Massages the abdominal organs and stimulates the liver and kidneys.
  • Lengthens the spine.
  • Opens the hips.
  • Eases sciatica, backache and fatigue.
  • Reduces anxiety, tension and stress.

Revolved Easy Pose Details
Sanskrit Name: Parivrtta sukhasana
Pronunciation: par-iv-rit-tah soo-KHAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Beginner
Drishti: Parshva (Side)
Pose Type: Hip Openers, Seated Poses, Twists

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