Sitting for the tashahhud is almost the same as the sitting in between the two prostrations, the only difference being that the right thumb and middle finger are joined together to form a circle, and the right index finger is used to point towards the Qiblah.
'Abdullāh ibn az-Zubayr (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated on the authority of his father that:
"When the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) sat for supplication, (i.e., tashahhud), he placed his right hand on his right thigh and his left hand on his left thigh, and pointed with his [right] forefinger, and placed his [right] thumb on his (middle) finger, and covered his knee with the palm of his left hand." [Muslim: 579]
It was also narrated from 'Abdullāh ibn az-Zubayr (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said:
"When the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) sat to say the tashahhud, he placed his left hand on his left thigh and pointed with his forefinger, and his gaze did not go beyond the finger with which he was pointing." [an-Nasā'ī: 1275]
Wā'il ibn Ḥujr (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
"I said: 'I am going to watch how the Messenger of Allah (May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) prays.' So I watched him and he stood and said Allahu Akbar, and raised his hands until they were in the level with his ears, then he placed his right hand over his left hand, wrist and lower forearm. When he wanted to bow he raised his hands likewise. Then he prostrated and placed his hands in level with his ears. Then he sat up and placed his left leg under him; he put his left hand on his left thigh and knee, and he put the edge of his right elbow on his right thigh, then he held two of his fingers together and made a circle, and raised his forefinger, and I saw him moving it and supplicating with it." [an-Nasā'ī: 889]