The TMJ Muscle and the Benefits of Face Yoga
April 1, 2023 by Viki
Do you experience pain or discomfort in your jaw when you speak, eat, or yawn? This may be a sign of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a condition that affects the joints and muscles that connect your jawbone to your skull. TMJ can cause a variety of symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, earaches, and difficulty chewing.
If you suffer from TMJ, you may be surprised to learn that practicing face yoga can help relieve your symptoms. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of doing face yoga for the TMJ muscle group and how it can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.
The TMJ muscles are a group of muscles that are responsible for opening and closing your jaw. When these muscles are overworked or strained, it can cause pain and discomfort in your jaw, as well as headaches and other symptoms. Fortunately, practicing face yoga can help strengthen and stretch these muscles, reducing the strain on them and alleviating the associated symptoms.
One effective face yoga exercise for the TMJ muscles is the Jaw Release. To perform this exercise, sit in a comfortable position with your shoulders relaxed. Then, slowly open your mouth as wide as you can, stretching your jaw muscles. Hold the position for a few seconds, then slowly release your jaw back to its starting position. Repeat this exercise five to ten times.
Another effective exercise is the Tongue to Roof of Mouth. To do this exercise, start by relaxing your jaw and placing the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth, just behind your front teeth. Then, slowly open your mouth while keeping your tongue in place, feeling the stretch in your TMJ muscles. Hold the position for a few seconds, then slowly release your jaw back to its starting position. Repeat this exercise five to ten times.
In addition to these exercises, practicing face yoga can help improve your posture and reduce tension in your neck and shoulders, which can contribute to TMJ symptoms. By practicing face yoga regularly, you can strengthen and stretch the muscles that support your jaw, reducing the strain on the TMJ muscles and alleviating associated pain and discomfort.
At Face Yoga For You, we offer a free Face Yoga introductory course that includes video lessons on exercises for the TMJ muscles, as well as other facial muscles. By signing up for this course, you’ll learn how to perform these exercises correctly and safely, ensuring that you get the maximum benefit from your practice.
In addition, all participants in our free course will receive a special discount coupon for our full Face Yoga course, which includes a comprehensive set of exercises designed to tone and tighten all the muscles in your face and neck. By taking our full course, you’ll learn how to achieve a more youthful, radiant complexion and reduce the signs of aging naturally.
If you suffer from TMJ, don’t let it control your life. By practicing face yoga, you can alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Sign up for our free introductory course today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier you!