svara as breathing/respiration

Dipak Bhattacharya dbhattacharya200498 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Oct 8 15:21:18 UTC 2012

In the description
of the generation of sound, Pāṇinīyaśikṣā vss 6cd and 7ab state:
‘The mind hits the bodily fire, that sends the (bodily)
wind (=breath), the breath roaming in the breast generates
a charming svara.’ 
The place of the wind ie breast seems to indicate that
life-breath that is Prāṇa is meant. Not
itself svara it is held responsible for its generation.

 From: Nivedita Rout <nivi71r at YAHOO.CO.IN>
Sent: Monday, 8 October 2012 10:25 AM
Subject: [INDOLOGY] svara as breathing/respiration

Respected Scholars,
I am looking for the earliest textual references of "svara" used in term of "breathing" apart from Yogic texts. 
I find close evidences i.e  " is svara" in Upanisads.Still I look for it in particular in tantra literature. 
Thank you all in advance for your help and suggestions!

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