Why Can't I breath When Mewing?

Comparison diagrams showing the differences between a wide and narrow palate, and how tongue placement affects breathing while mewing.

Understanding Breathing Difficulties During Mewing: The Role of Palate Width

Mewing, a technique gaining popularity for its facial benefits, comes with its set of challenges for beginners.
One prominent concern revolves around the perception of difficulty in breathing during the practice.
While some attribute this to subconscious responses, another significant factor is the width of the palate. Let's delve into the dynamics behind this issue and explore effective solutions.
How to do Mewing While Breathing ? 

The Role of Palate Width

A common reason for breathing difficulties during mewing is the width of the palate.

The Role of Palate Width in Mewing

Individuals with a narrow palate may experience a feeling of tightness and obstruction as the tongue is pressed against the roof of the mouth.

This restricted space can create discomfort, potentially discouraging individuals from persisting with the practice.


Overcoming Palate Constraints

The key solution lies in understanding that palate width is not a fixed characteristic. Through consistent mewing, the tongue's pressure against the upper palate stimulates natural growth and expansion.

This process gradually increases the available space, reducing the likelihood of airway obstruction and enhancing comfort during mewing.

Blocked Airway while Mewing

Conscious Breathing Techniques

Consciously exhaling through the nose remains a valuable technique to counteract initial breathing challenges, regardless of palate width.

The Im portance of Proper Breathing While Mewing

This approach helps the body adjust to the new tongue posture, fostering a smoother transition into the practice.

It acts as a bridge between the body's natural responses and the desired changes brought about by mewing.


The Power of Consistency

Consistency is paramount in the journey to overcome breathing difficulties. Regular mewing practice not only reprograms the body's responses but also contributes to the gradual expansion of the palate.

Persistence is key, as individuals may find that the initial sensation of restricted airflow diminishes over time, making the practice more comfortable and sustainable.


Integrating Mewing into Daily Life

Incorporating mewing into daily activities is crucial, especially for those dealing with a narrow palate.

By seamlessly integrating the practice into various aspects of daily life, individuals stimulate palate expansion continuously.

This holistic approach ensures that mewing serves not only as a technique for facial benefits but also as a means to enhance respiratory well-being.

The Reason you Can't Breath when Mewing: Narrow Palate

As you can see from the image, expanding the palate via external devices has been show to improve airway volume.

If mewing does the same as these devices in expanding the palate, it is only logical that mewing will over time become easier by widening the palate and having an easier time to breath due to an increase in airway volume.


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