Ayurvedic Overview on Mewing Technique


Nowadays, facial exercises are gaining a massive popularity. It is a natural way of toning the muscles and maintaining the glow of the skin. Like muscles of other body parts, facial muscles also need to be cared for. In mewing technique there is the use of tongue or the oral cavity for numerous benefits. In this article, Let us discuss the mewing technique, its benefits and many more with Ayurvedic aspects.

Mewing Technique


Mewing technique is also referred to as facial restructuring technique or the oral posturing technique. It came into light by a British orthodontist named John Mew and Michael Mew, his son. In this technique the tongue is placed at the roof of the palate and not at the bottom. This technique takes a lot of time to do and show the results. This technique is mostly used to tone the muscle, tighten the facial muscles, reduce double chin and to provide alignment to the face etc. It has various benefits and no or minimal side effects. It is an amazing technique as a facial exercise.

Benefits of Mewing Technique

  • Alignment of the chin
  • Defined Jawline
  • Resolving Speech disorders
  • Manifests proper swallowing
  • Proper Breathing
  • Treat sleep Apnea (Condition where in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly in sleep)
  • Alignment of Nose
  • Reduces Double chin
  • Snoring
  • Relieves jaw muscle pain
  • Reshaping the face
  • Reducing double chin

Disadvantage of Mewing Technique

Although Mewing techniques are harmless, in some people the following risks can be seen.

  • Unwanted change in face shape
  • Pain in Temporomandibular joint
  • Undesired alignment of teeth
  • Takes years to show the results.

How to Do Mewing Technique

  • Relax and close your mouth
  • Close your lips and place the teeth of the lower jaw behind the teeth of the upper jaw.
  • Lift and flatten your tongue to the roof
  • Press it against the roof of your mouth and the tip of the tongue is moved behind your teeth without touching to the back.
  • Do it for a few minutes, then relax and repeat.

Ayurvedic overview

According to ayurveda, The Mewing technique is related to khechari mudra. Khechari mudra has been mentioned in ayurvedic classics such as yoga Pradipika, pranayama, etc. It is a mudra of a yoga sadhana, mainly Hatha yoga. This mudra is considered as king of all the mudra’s. This mudra can be done by both men and women. In this mudra Chit (mind) and Jihva (Tongue) both are concentrated towards akasha.

ख = आकाश,
चरी = चरना, ले जाना

To do this mudra, sit in a comfortable position such as padmasana or sukhasana. Fix the vision between the two eyebrows, then by reversing the tongue try to put it in the back hole while touching the palate. In this state, both the mind and the tongue remain situated in the ‘sky’, that is why it is called ‘Khechari’ mudra. By performing this mudra a Man does not get any kind of disease by its means.

Benefits of Khechari Mudra as Per Ayurveda.

  • Increases immunity to fight infections.
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Improves voice quality
  • Strengthens intuition
  • Controls anger
  • Anti aging
  • Immortality
  • Prevention from diseases
  • Positive mindset
  • Clears the chakras and kundalini force
  • Gives strength to live without food and water for a long time
  • Maintains the overall health

Method to Do Khechari Mudra

  • Sit in a comfortable posture
  • Relax yourself and slowly close the eyes keeping head and spine straight.
  • Now roll the tongue upward and backward, so that it touches the upper palate
  • Try pushing the tongue backwards and Avoid stretching it, Do it as per your comfort
  • Breathe deeply and slowly like Ujjayi pranayama
  • Hold it as long as possible.
  • Relax and repeat

Things to Be Taken Care of During Khechari Mudra

  • Avoid Alcohol and Smoking
  • Avoid Non Vegetarian food
  • Wear loose clothes
  • It can be done anytime but avoid doing it just after a meal and wait for half an hour.
  • Take a diet with fresh fruits, vegetables and milk.

Khechari Mudra and Meditation

Khechari mudra and meditation go hand in hand, it provides peace, reduces stress, and heaviness, provides you with higher consciousness and a healthy glowing body.


Mewing technique is getting popular for face restructuring. Tongue or oral cavity plays an important role in this technique. It is an easy exercise done by using a tongue which has a lot of benefits as mentioned above. According to ayurveda, it is called as khechari mudra, which is considered as king of all mudra’s due to its numerous health benefits. This technique or mudra can be done by anyone and anytime. So the people who want to enjoy the benefits of this mudra and want to experience the benefit of this technique should start doing it. It might take a lot of time but will give you immense benefits.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of http://www.PlanetAyurveda.com, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit. Read More

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