Just started on the Volume 1 DVD and am having trouble disengaging and coming from a neutral position in even the lip trills...was wondering if anyone else started with similar issues and if they had any particular suggestions. I feel myself tensing in even the most mundane of the exercises but am not quite sure how to remove the tension. I believe I am using correct posture, am breathing in to the lower third and fourth abdominal muscles, but am having a difficult time keeping the throat feeling open, even when I am having the tongue laying flat. Any thoughts/comments are appreciated. Thanks!