I would like to talk about how I learned from many experts, including Dr. Shehab, the most up-to-date version of what I am learning. If you haven't watched the video, I highly recommend that you do. It's long, but it has some very important information in it. Anyway—I'm going to teach you how to drink like a pro with this three-step guide!
1. Bring the water closer
When you go to the water in a way that involves sticking out your chin and/or body, you're doing something wrong. Ideally, you want to keep your chin tucked, your body relaxed, and your spine straight. It's not going to happen if you're crossing your legs while sitting on the edge of a pool or something like that, but if it's necessary, try to alternate legs so they don't get too tired.
Ideally, when you go to the water, you don't stick out your chin or body—you just get relaxed and let it flow over you.
2. Chin Relax, Use Upper Lip More
It's very important to relax the chin, but it's also important to use the upper lip more. We don't want to use this muscle, which means we're using sleeping muscles that are sleeping. So we want to use the upper lip like this—it's very little movement because if you try to do duck lips more on here, you have to use this muscle. We have to kind of separate them, which is hard. That's why it can be hard, but get your water into your cupid’s bow line by relaxing your chin and only moving your upper lip like this. The tongue is up. So this picks out all of your practice and we have to do upper lip training so that you can create the cupids bow line because that's what we need. One of the five mountain valleys? If you don't know what those are, be sure to check our videos Like this or whatever works best for you—I don't know!
3. Soft Swallow
If you're wondering how to drink water correctly, it's actually pretty simple.
First, you need to open your mouth.
Once your mouth is open, you should tip your tongue back behind your upper teeth and let it rest there.
Then, you need to slowly swallow the water while maintaining this position.
Remember, in order to improve your water drinking skills, you should remember three things: The first step is to relax your body and take a deep breath. Then, you need to keep your chin down and relaxed. This will help you bring the water to your lips, instead of having to reach for it.
When you open your mouth, keep the upper lip relaxed and tucked in slightly. The lower lip should be slightly puckered in a duck shape.
When you're ready for the water, place it on top of your tongue—don't put it too far back though! You want to keep that tip touching the roof of your mouth so you can feel what's happening as you swallow.
Once you have the water where you want it, hold still and swallow three times slowly. You'll hear a slight movement inside as the water slides back and forth between your cheeks and lips. After this sequence is complete, gently shake off any excess liquid so that none spills out on either side of your mouth—that would be embarrassing!