This posture is mentioned in the 17th century hatha yoga text Hatharatnavali. The text does not describe all of the postures and some of the animal postures seem unknown/unused today such as ‘bound bird’ (baddha-paksi) and pure bird (suddha-paksi). There is evidence of khagasana being known as ‘flying bird sequence’ and in use today.

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