Hope its of interest. Judging by response to last excercise thread dont think a lot of people do them, but of course I could be wrong. Yesterday the wife said to me after evensong "youre really sounding better now. Your notes are all finished nicely." Hadnt said anything to her but have now been at the excercise regime (see Taming the Sax) for just ten days. Excercise 1 just 10 times, three times a day. I will start the other two now. Now my breathing feels easier during the excercise, its natural, and I am aware of my lower stomach muscles for the first time in forty years. Also I can hold a lung full of breath with my throat open for about fifteen seconds. Couldnt manage two when I started this. When I am practicing I now mostly do remember to breathe, deeply from the bottom of the lungs, and its not a thing I have to concentrate on too much. Havent got it all right yet but am really impressed with the difference this excercising has made. Some of it is just being more aware when practicing but for five minutes three times a day its a great return. Also the long note practice warm ups posted by Tim. Every session now I do them. It does pay to listen to the advice of people who have already been there and done that. Just posted this for anyone who needs to do the excercises but isnt sure its worth it. It is.