I received the Breathing Gym DVD for Christmas which I have gone through a few times now. I think it seems quite good as it covers quite a lot of breathing exercises from stretches to flow awareness and keeping an even breath, to using breath control to help with performance anxiety etc. A few of the exercises I had been shown already when a professional trumpeter came to Dubai and gave a master class, so it was interesting to see where he got them from. I thought it would be an interesting thread to start discussing what breathing exercises, if any, you all feel have helped you to improve your playing. I will kick off in that I have always had my warm up by using full breaths in whatever aspect of the warm up whether it is mouthpiece buzzing, long tones, or technical studies such as Clarkes (or more recently I seem to use the Vizutti ones), and always try to keep the tone going for as long as possible with an even sound. How have you improved your breathing and breath control? Graham.