Do you know what's cool? Mewing. But if you're already a mewing pro, you might be wondering: "What's next?" That's why we've put together this guide to advanced mewing techniques.
If you're just getting started with mewing, check out our one-on-one tutorials first. But if you've watched those videos and are still itching to learn more, here are three advanced mewing techniques that will take your skills to the next level.
1. Lateral movement
Lateral movement is a new concept for me, and I learned about it from Dr. Shehab's conversation with him.
When you swallow, your tongue should be moving in a lateral motion not straight up and down. When your face is resting, your tongue should also be moving laterally. This movement is called "mewing."
If your tongue touches the teeth on one side of your mouth, that's not good. You need to be able to control the shape of your tongue so that it doesn't cover too much of your teeth.
I think this exercise will help improve my ability to control the shape of my tongue, which means I can control the muscle itself and make sure it isn't touching too much or covering too much.
2. Tongue shape swallow at the same time
Let's practice with your saliva because it's a little bit easier to accumulate your saliva. Get the saliva in the mouth, close your mouth and then mute, and then when you swallow flat right. That's easier but if you have more water be challenging and do not drink a lot of water because you're gonna fail. You might feel it and I did too. It's hard for me to so get a little bit of water not too much as little as I'm gonna do later because I need to speak as little like a little bit more than saliva but it's not much and then make sure you're holding this saliva like this and then shake your hands no hands shake your head be careful if you have neck pain but…and then swallow can you do that okay let me try to get the little water tiny baby water? I swallowed with my mouth open but my mouth had a little bit slight come in so that means I have some room for improvement.
3. Symmetrical Mewing
It's hard to tell which side of your tongue is more dominant, but it's important to find out.
For example, if you have a lot of pressure on one side of your mouth, it might be tilted to that side.
This is my left side, and this half of my left tongue is my dominant tongue. Try to find out which half of your tongue is more dominant by putting it in the middle and feeling which side has more pressure or weight on it when you're sitting or standing. When we stand, many people tend to put more weight on their dominant foot (or sit bone), whereas when we're sitting we tend to do the same with our dominant hand (or mouth). So we don't want to sit with our heavy skull on the dominant side we need to find out which one!
To do so, relax your face for a moment and then try and swallow using only one side of your mouth. If you feel more pressure or weight on one side than another when you swallow, then that's your dominant side.
Let’s sum up, we did three exercises for mewing advanced. The first one was lateral movement, which is when you're sitting, your tongue should be in between your teeth to control the shape of the tongue muscle. We did this by doing a Kang swing, smiling, and keep showing our teeth but not too much lower teeth. Then don't move your chin too much and keep your tongue fully up and down up so that was my favorite one.
Another exercise if you want to do more is my spot exercise as well as number two shape of the tongue shape, shake it off with both of them swallowing at the same time so that's a challenge it was interesting and number three was symmetrical time.