Posted by Henry on January 25, 2001 at 12:11:52:
In Reply to: Breathing... posted by Matt A. on January 25, 2001 at 09:42:57:
Man can I sympathize with your problems. Let me start off by saying that I have asthma so I have good reason to know breathing exercises. One thing that worked when I was very young was to lie flat on a bed with a book on my stomach. Try to make the book move up and down. If you can do that than I would try standing up and breathing with your hands on your stomach. Again try to make your hands move. As you notice that your breathing is getting better, try to play and breathe in this way. I find that even though I know how to breathe and have some knowledge of the breathing process I never used to breathe well while playing. So I would suggest practicing breathing and playing at the same time. Above all, relax and take your time. What ever you have been doing is a habit and it will take a while to replace the habit.
Hope this helps and if you want more exercises just ask me.