When steering the wheel you must use the push pull method of steering where you feed the wheel through the hands without allowing your hands to cross over. This is a safer and easier way to steer.
It's safer because it will ensure your hands are away from the area to the car where the airbag could deploy in an accident, thereby protecting your arms. it's also safer because it allows more freedom and flexibility for a driver to turn the wheel. As you will see in the attached video, there is less chance of your arms getting caught and blocked when you use the push pull method.
It's easier because it requires less handling and gripping of the wheel which causes less effort and fatigue, especially on a long winding country road and it ensures either hand is not to far away from your secondary controls, like wiper's, lights or signals.
Once you practice and get comfortable with this way of steering you will find it safer, easier and more convenient. It is best to practice in a safe quiet area first to allow you to build up your confidence through trial and error before you try it on a busier road.