Gokhale Moment: Jaw Tension

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I need to practice that for sure. thanks

WOW! Thank you for this great.. simple exercise..I hold ALL my tension in my jaw... I have a C5-6 Neck Fusion..plus.. TMJ.. Immediately after doing this exercise a couple of times.. I could feel a release and interesting.. My ears opened up a bit! ( have eustatian tube issues .. allergies.. as well).. 

God Bless you for all you do! 

Mari Quigley Miller

Yay!!

Ms. Gokhale, I hope you read this because I have a pretty huge question and haven't found anyone else to even address it. I've been following your posture guidelines, and when I hold my head straight as you do in this video and relax my jaw, it feels wonderful, but my jaw juts out over my upper teeth. I get a pretty huge underbite when I relax my jaw and can't close my teeth. As a kid, I had an overbite and got braces, as well as several permanent teeth removed to correct it. Now, in order to be able to close my teeth together, I have to actively push my jaw back and there's always pain and a clicking on the left side. No dentist has had anything to say about it so I'm hoping you or someone here might help. Is it normal to have to push back with my jaw muscles just to close my teeth together? I know the clicking and pain are not normal. Any advice would be so amazing. Thank you!

This is indeed a huge question, and one that's not in my area of expertise. One indication that you may not have seen the right expert is the use of incorrect terminology in your description of what is going on. Search Google images for Overbite versus Overjet - I think you may have some confusion there. One type of specialty that may be helpful to you is orthotropics. I don't know enough to recommend it, but they have a gentle approach and take into consideration matters like breathing and general body posture.

Thank you so much for your time. I'm going to research immediately what you've suggested. As a child I was definitely told I had an overview so that's the only term I really know. I'm so happy there might be hope for me! I love your work!

Thank you, Ester, for this video.  I have been suffering from TMJ and headaches and have seen acupucturiest and chirapractor, and dentists.  My new dentist suggested that I need to pull 2 teeth out, get braces on the top and bottom to fix my overbite first.  I definately don't want to do that.  I want to try this exercise first.  How often do you recommend I do this per day and how long do I need to hold? Thank you so much for your work!

Sooknam

Glad this gives you hope. Please be aware that it may take more than watching a video to fix the significant problem you are describing! This is a good start, as long as you do it gently and watch out for any increase in discomfort. Good luck!