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Was wondering if there are pranayama practices that come from the Buddhist tradition in the ritual sense as a part of the meditation practice. I know that we follow the breath in meditation, but I am interested in learning about pranayama exercises.
Are there any sutras specific to pranayama?
Did Buddha comment on pranayama?
Or did other Buddhist groups just appropriate pranayama from the Hindu tradition?
With so many sutras I have no idea to where even look for pranayama references.
I understand that there are Dzogchen yantra practices that include pranayama - but am not sure if this a recent incorporation to the tradition, or something taught in the sutras. And do Dzogchen folks incorporate pranayama with their regular practice or is this and yantra part of a different practice?
If anyone can enlighten me I'd appreciate it.
I am hoping to deepen my own pranayama practice by understanding its roots with Buddhist examples (if there is such a thing).
Thanks in advance for your input.