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catalino

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Tongue too far back?
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:14:23 pm »
When mewing, how forward should the tongue be placed on the palate? Mine is where I don't feel any front teeth when I mew, my tongue is about half of an inch behind the upper teeth, a bit less actually I think. I can provide pics if needed

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Re: Tongue too far back?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 02:15:02 pm »
Mew is of the opinion that the tongue should not touch teeth. Beyond that, I don't think it's that significant. Do whatever feels the most intuitive, or play around with different positions. Sometimes sliding the posterior tongue back & forth can be helpful in finding proper position & muscle activation.
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Re: Tongue too far back?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 05:13:25 pm »
Thanks for the information, I was worrying about this for a month, constantly fiddling around with my tongue trying to find the right position, but hearing this from you makes me less anxious.
A user on the site Lookism by the name of Donsjohns stated that the further back the pressure is applied on the hard palate, the more influence it will have higher up on the face (Posterior part of palate influences the middle third, while the more the pressure is located towards the anterior part of the palate, the more the lower third of the face will be influenced)

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Re: Tongue too far back?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 07:02:26 pm »
Ah, well yes. Considering how posterior tongue touches not just the palate, but the lower wings of the sphenoid too, that may have some practical validity:



And in addition, the anterior part of the palate truly is separated by another suture:



In the end, proper tongue posture leads to pressure being generated against both the anterior and posterior palate/sphenoid, so the most useful thing would be to simply focus on achieveing as wholesome tongue posture as possible.
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Re: Tongue too far back?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 08:38:26 pm »
This clears up everything! Thanks! Stupidly, I was going strong with the oral posture until late October I worried too much about the tongue being far back and ended up with a tongue thrust in the last 3 weeks. I'm still 17 so I really, really, really hope there's enough time to fix the mild backwards progress I've made in the last month or so.