"..A small reflection on stammering... recently I have been practicing more deep breathing and for longer periods along with concentrating on different centers at the same time(agya chakra and also the tip of my nose). Similar to the information I remember reading in the Valsalva (sp?) technique book X lent me, it seems to be a real aid not only for my sadhana, but also for my speech. I never realized so directly have anxious and uneven my breathing was or how my hypersensitiveness so often left me feeling jittery and emotionally drained. The more I consciously practice a few different of these breathing techniques throughout the day, the more that trapped energy gets redistributed and does not build up or become stuck, which seems to have a direct effect of the frequency of my potential to stutter. I also feel more self confidence.
Not sure how much you have experientially tested the effectiveness of breathing exercises for stammering. The probelm is, from my perspective, that people have little or no capacity for perseverance with ANYTHING, and just jump from one technique to another, sort of like with spirituality or different Gurus, and they never get very far. So who would have the time, dedication, and faith to practice any technique for the duration required to see some real change?
We are so fickle. I still almost daily use EFT. You?.."
- Received from Anugrah, a friend