Julia Rose began writing about The Balanced Embouchure in 2009 and wrote extensively about "BE" before retiring her blog in 2012. I hadn't hear from Julia for some time so I asked how she's doing in an email. This is her reply:
Hi Valerie,That's one of the benefits professional horn players seem to report and enjoy the most, the ability to take time off without losing much in terms of conditioning. BE just keeps on giving year after year.
Very well, thank you- thanks for asking! I've been enjoying my internet anonymity- I am so short on time that I don't have time for all that anymore. I'm still doing BE (specifically RI and RO 1-4) as part of my daily routine. I feel that I'm playing better than I ever have right now. I do take time off from the horn from time to time, and when I do feel the slightest out of shape, BE whips me right back into shape very quickly.
Thanks for allowing me to share this, Julia. :)