Hathayoga 1-25

Kukkutâsana

पद्मासनं तु संस्थाप्य जानूर्वोरन्तरे करौ ।

निवेश्य भूमौ संस्थाप्य व्योमस्थं कुक्कुटासनम् ॥ २५॥

Padmāsanam tu samsthāpya jānūrvorantare karau Niveśya bhūmau samsthāpya vyomastham kukkutāsanam

Taking the posture of Padmaâsana and carrying the hands under the thighs, when the Yogî raises himself above the ground, with his palms resting on the ground, it becomes Kukkutaâsana.