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Subtle clicks, shifts and other sounds in the skull
Do you experience these? Do they happen in a certain position? If you can locate them, where exactly do they tend to happen?
I feel these sensations the most when I turn my head towards the more recessed side and try to relax my neck and shoulders. Almost immediately begins a series of intermittent shifts and subtle pops in the base of my posterior skull, roughly along the lambdoid suture.
I have read that certain physical therapists can feel some kind of sutural "pulse" by laying their palms on the patients head and letting them breathe deeply. I wonder if what I am experiencing is the same thing, or whether this is actually achieving gradual correction towards a more symmetrical and tension free over time. What are your thoughts?
Idk i'm also noticing like a pulsating feeling in midface when mewing hard. I also today noticed two bumps of bone, one behind each rear molar on the upper set of teeth, seems like a temporary morphing from remodelling.
Could it be that you're referring to the lower wings of the sphenoid bone? These can be felt around the area you describe, right at the end of the hard palate.
I have long thought that it's important that the posterior tongue makes contact with the sphenoid during mewing and swallowing, since that particular bone is largely responsible for keeping most of the skull together. It is also the desired target of the pressure generated with NCR or other endo-nasal balloon treatments.
I began having these clicks and pops a few months into mewing properly when I cleared my mind and focused on my tongue posture. Behind the ears and sometimes along the sides of the head, but mostly at the very back of the head. When I went for cranio-sacral therapy the therapist held the back of my head (occiput bone) and pulled up with a slight pressure and I had many of these pops and snaps.
I was able to emulate this at home by placing the back of my head against a wall and stretching out my neck.
I have been experiencing this for over a year. Temporal, occiput, and in the nasal bones. The nasal bones are where there is most activity, multiple audible pops per day and permanent increases in nasal breathing capacity.
Like you said Progress + MW, it is very common during and after stretching.
Usually the pops (which I think of as releases) are small and subtle. Yet two months ago I had a very loud and audible release of my temporal bone and sphenoid - it was absolutely incredible. Like an NCR movement done with tongue pressure.
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