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1 Year and 6 Months Story and Progress
Hello I'm 24 years old and have been mewing for 1 year and half. Just wanted to share my story and observations. I began mouth breathing since I was a baby, not sure how it started but I have baby photos with my mouth open that make me now feel so upset. Growing up my dad always told me to stop hunching over and I never understood how or why I was doing that. Come high school and I had a friend who I noticed would mouth breathe so I immediately shut my mouth. But the problem now was that I did not have proper tongue posture regardless of my closed mouth. Fast forward to college and I get upper back pain, went to doctors and basically was told to stretch. Then one day I was sitting in class and my jaw locked. I go to a doctor who said I have TMJD. So I see an orthodontist and a dentist for advice and was told I could do jaw surgery but eventually I got a night splint that "set" my jaw in a proper place to sleep at night. The dentist even said that my jaw was crushing my wind pipe. I wore that night splint for 1 year and was told to "relax" my jaw. I was so upset and would look all online for any cure to my pain because my jaw would pop and I would get immense jaw pain. Finally, I found Dr. Mew and googled where I should be placing my tongue. Now 1 year and six months later of mewing I have positive results.
1) I no longer hunch over, my jaw was SO recessed that to compensate for it crushing my wind pipe my body stuck my neck out and hunched over to breathe.
2) I can now breathe through my nose, before I would be so winded from climbing stairs and had a bad sense of smell.
3) My upper back pain and jaw pain is now gone, my jaw will though occasionally pop if I chew something hard.
I have combined yoga and mew 24/7 with much dedication and have taken photos for months. I will post pics once I get perfect lighting but believe me when I say my eyes look less sleepy and my face is growing wider. My case is pretty severe, and I still have an overbite from my melting face. I have a long way to go but I'm hopeful.
1 year apart with the same type and amount of makeup. Lighting is natural from a skylight in the room. I know I have a long way to go but I believe I have progressed well.
I am 25 and your story Is very similar to mine. In particolar the fact that I have always knew to stand straight and to close my mouth thanks to my mother, but not how to do It properly until i discovered Mew 9 months ago while I was looking for a solution to receding gums, TMJD and what causes malocclusion.
If you have always mewed for health reasons first, you are probably doing It right.
You have my support!
Congratulations on your progress. You definitely look much healthier in the after picture.
One piece of advice. In the after picture, it looks like you are tightening the muscles around your chin. This makes me think that you might be flexing muscles that you shouldn't be. Focus on you're tongue only, lifting the back of your tongue so that your throat lifts up like you are about to swallow. Then inflate the rest of your tongue like a balloon. This is the strategy that works for me.
Thanks for sharing your story. It's really nice to hear the positive impact that mewing has had on your life.
You look fantastic, keep up the good work! I can tell your eyes look more supported.
Any recommendations on yoga poses that you feel make a difference? Or are you just focusing on improving body posture with the yoga? I am a yoga teacher and I wonder if daily headstands might be an avenue for faster progress in facial development.