Each morning I go outside and do my breathing excercises. Filling my belly, working the lungs upwards, raising the arms, doing my best to improve the weakest aspect of my playing at the moment, breathing. I hope the neighbours think I am a martial art nut. I got some excercises off the internet and have been at this about a week. I know its not long, but no improvement so far that I can see. Does anyone actually do this stuff, any of you out there? I have found so much improving info in other areas that I have to believe that this is the way, but I still get out of breath far too easily. I am more than happy to work at this, but someone tell me they do it too, please. I also downloaded Tims long note practice pieces. How long will it be? Dont smoke and have even cut down on alcohol since strangely I find this affects my breathing far more than I remember smoking ever did. I started off a bit confused about the excercises since I have never thought of my lungs as being in three parts, but I think I have sorted that and it is really just making sure that the entire capacity is used, sort of stretching excercises for the lungs. To be honest I think I just forget about proper breathing a lot of the time when I practice, but even when I remember I need to improve. Does anyone really do this stuff apart from your misses down at the yoga class?