Yoga as treatment for people who stutter is a relatively new topic for researchers. The yogic tradition on the other hand, is ancient. Specific postures and breathing techniques have been used to help people unlock their voice for thousands of years. As a whole yoga promotes an overall sense of well-being; practitioners develop the ability to find calm even in stressful situations, and become increasingly mindful- almost like mental training to have more peaceful and positive thoughts. These skills are key to being a confident communicator and essential components of successful stuttering therapy.
While typical speech therapy sessions remain a crucial part of stuttering intervention, yoga classes can be a wonderful adjunct therapy. As a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Registered Yoga Teacher, Angela is uniquely equipped to interweave traditional speech therapy fluency techniques into yoga classes specifically designed for children and adults who stutter.
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Check out the research page for articles on yoga and stuttering. You may also be interested in the book written by J.M. Balakrishnan: