Little do most people know that proper posture is not only about your spinal region, shoulders, and neck area. Practicing good posture has benefits that extend beyond those zones, including your jawline!
If you have seen some videos online about how mewing can help in mouth or jaw related concerns, and are considering giving it a try, then we are here to tell you that improving your stance might actually make mewing easier.
Before we delve deeper, we first break down all there is to know about the technique.
What Exactly Is Mewing?
Mewing is a simple method of restructuring your face. Anyone can do this on their own and just about anywhere since all it takes is a shift in tongue placement.
This method has been around for quite some time now and many orthodontists recommend proper tongue alignment for overall mouth health.
How Is Mewing Done?
Essentially, mewing is forming the habit of resting your tongue against the roof of your mouth. With consistent practice, this is said to have the following advantages:
- It helps realign your teeth
- It eases mouth or jaw related pain
- It corrects certain speech impediments
- It defines the jawline to appear slimmer
- It helps prevent snoring
- It may help children with irregular bites
To practice mewing effectively, you must first relax your tongue and then lay it completely flat on the roof of your mouth. The more often you do this, the more you will find it natural and end up doing it all the time.
While the results are nowhere near instant, it is said to yield promising effects with consistency.
Will An Improved Posture Speed Up Mewing Results?
Yes! First hand experiences from those that have successfully practiced mewing show that once they have started working on their posture, mewing became much easier and quicker to carry out.
The reason behind this is that when you have a healthy stance, it puts your head in an ideal position. Once your head is in a comfortable and aligned state, you will have a much easier time keeping your tongue positioned in the right way.
To ensure your mewing technique is correct, you must place majority of your tongue’s surface area on your mouth’s roof which could pose as a challenge if your posture forces you to tilt your head forward or to hunch down.
A good posture brace can help with head alignment, making it easier for you to swallow even while mewing, which is the next step to apply once you are comfortable with the method.
How To Improve Your Posture
There are a few ways to improve your posture, which you can find in these articles:
- Top 5 Stretches To Improve Posture
- 6 Common Posture Mistakes and How To Fix Them
- Posture Correction Exercises
- What is Your Sitting Posture Like?
While forming healthy habits with the above guideline do wonders, you can also utilize a posture corrector. These are our top recommendations: