Special exercises promise to change the line of the jaw and pump up the cheekbones.
On YouTube, a treasure trove of various training videos, there’s a trend called mewing. In the videos guys and girls show how to use the exercises – very difficult, by the way – you can change the shape of the face and pump up the cheekbones. The teachers’ before-and-after photos look so different that it looks like they may have been injected with lipolytics — in case you didn’t know, they’re used to break down fat in certain areas, including your cheeks. But those involved in the process say it’s all about their diligence and constant training.
Although the name somewhat resembles the English word for “meowing,” meowing has nothing to do with cats. The most important thing is the correct position of the tongue. You need to press your tongue to the palate and repeat it in cycles of several times. Like push-ups or squats. Elisha Long suggests smiling hard beforehand, saying the English word king through your teeth, and pressing your tongue to the top of your mouth on the last sound. Honestly, it’s hard to describe it in words. It’s about as difficult as repeating it without a gag reflex, so we recommend just hitting “play” right away and watching.
This technique was disseminated by orthodontist Mike Mew – from his last name came the name. The doctor himself says that he did not invent it, but just let it go to the masses. Now the method has many followers – Elisha Long, Astro Skye, Joey Saves. More importantly, the visual changes are more of a nice bonus. First of all, such training helps to restore breathing through the nose, if there are disorders, and to normalize the bite. But don’t be too happy about it – it will take a while before you see the results. Sometimes it takes a year for any changes to become noticeable. So be patient.