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I can't wait to find out what the Buteyko method is.
 

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Well, because I'm smart, I Googled it, and oogled some, too. just kidding

Anyhow, I'd say most any method of relaxation will help your playing, tremendously! And this method sounds like it focuses on/around the lungs area. It can only be a plus when thrown into the mix for providing a strong physical platform for thinking.

Disclaimer: I don't know anything about the Buteyko method except a bit of reading in Google.
 

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And how did it affect your playing?
It seems to me that the goal of Buteyko is to control your breathing in a relaxed manner. While it's important to be relaxed when playing, I'm not sure that the relaxed/passive breathing of Buteyko is transferable to using the breath in playing a wind instrument because you need active breath support and a certain amount of forceful breathing (exhaling e.g.).
 

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It's about reducing the breathing instead of breathing deeper, so that you get more CO2 in the blood.....
 

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Its excellent for athsma, and great for relaxation. If you play the sax, it will help with your breath control. I really enjoy it.
 
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