10 Mewing Mistakes That Are Slowly DEFORMING Your Face

  • by Matt Phelps

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  • 😱 You'll Wish You Never Heard About Mewing: what happens if you try to mew "too quickly" before you know the correct technique. 



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⛔️ 1. Only Putting the Tip of the Tongue Against the Roof of Your Mouth

This is by FAR the most common mewing mistakes.

I get hundreds on messages everyday:

"Matt, I've been mewing for 2 months and haven't seen any results? Am I too old for mewing?"

The answer is NO: you're not too old.

You're not seeing results, because you're not actually mewing!

It's easy to put the tip of your tongue against the soft palate.

It's easy and it doesn't do anything!


The root of the tongue should be against the palate

It's crucial to have the back third of the tongue (root of tongue) against the roof of your mouth. Not doing this is one of the top mewing mistakes.



If you can't put the back third of the tongue against the roof of your mouth- just relax.

That's ok.

Almost nobody can in the beginning.

Start by just putting as much of the tongue against the hard palate as you can.

The hard palate is the hard part of the roof of your mouth.

If it's only the front 30% of your tongue - that's ok.

As you get more comfortable with this position, gradually try to get more of your tongue up there.

Eventually your muscles will be strong enough (and flexible enough) to hold the entire tongue up there with emphasis on the back third.



Having the tip of your tongue against your palate without the rest of your tongue... is VERY unnatural. 

What normally happens is that the tip of the tongue ends up resting against the front teeth = BAD.

If you do this long enough, you will start to push your teeth outward, potentially creating "buck teeth" or making gaps between them.

With the correct mewing tongue posture, the tongue isn't long enough to reach your front teeth.


NEED HELP: if you're still not sure how to mew, or you haven't actually found a good tutorial, check out this one 👇

How to Mew Properly in 5 Steps (Complete Guide)




⛔️ 2. Not Learning How to Nose Breath FIRST

Step #1 of mewing is: close your mouth and seal your lips lightly.

How are you going to breathe through your mouth when it's closed, eh?

Mewing has two main components that work together to give the incredible results that everyone is talking about:

  1. Nose breathing
  2. Tongue posture

TBH: It's partly my fault that people are confused about this.

I realised that my mewing tutorials don't make it clear that you can't do the proper mewing posture without nose breathing, that's just how it is.


Here's what you need to do:

1. 👃 Learn to Nose Breathe FIRST

Close your mouth and learn to breathe deeply through your nose during the day and when you sleep.

This will be hard for people that have been mouth breathing their entire life.

But just one part of mewing can make you live longer, need less sleep and many more benefits.


    2. 👅 Try the Tongue Posture AFTER Nose Breathing

    This will make your life so much easier.

    You won't have to struggle with two new things at once.

    You'll also learn to mew much quicker and have far lower risk of doing anything wrong.

    Faster results too 😏




      Learning to nose breath and the correct tongue posture at the same time... is to hard.

      You won't be able to learn both at the same time.

      And what will happen is:

      • You won't be able to breathe
      • You won't be able to do the right tongue posture
      • It'll be super uncomfortable
      • You'll get discouraged
      • And you'll quit

      OR WORSE: you'll be mewing wrong and breathing wrong, but you'll keep forcing yourself to do it.

      You'll get nowhere and be very uncomfortable while doing it.




      ⛔️ 3. Thinking That Mewing is an "Exercise"

      Let's get something straight: mewing is NOT an:

      • Exercise
      • Workout
      • Technique

      When I was a teenager, my Mum always told me to: "stand up straight"!

      I would sometimes slouch and have bad back posture.

      Whenever she'd tell me, I'd realise I was slouching and correct it.

      "Is Good Back Posture an Exercise?"

      Standing up straight is how humans are supposed to stand.

      That's how I think about mewing: it's how humans are supposed to breath and rest their tongue.

      It sounds lame, but mewing is a way of life.

      You're not supposed to do it until you get results and then stop.

      You're supposed to learn it, do it, and never stop doing it.


      MEWING BENEFITS: if you want to know more about why mewing is so fantastic, you'll find a list of the amazing benefits here 👇

      What is Mewing and How Much of it is Actually Science?




      If You Stop Mewing, the Results Will Fade Away

      It's the same as with building muscle.

      You can't expect to keep your new muscles forever if you stop going to the gym.


        If You're Not in it FOREVER, You'll Give Up Too Soon

        As I said earlier, mewing is a way of life.

        It's not a diet, that you do to get results and then scrap when you've got them.

        If you think about it this way, you won't be motivated enough to get through the tough times.

        AND there are tough times.

        It can take weeks or months just to learn how to mew correctly.

        THEN it will take months to actually get results.




          ⛔️ 4. Swallowing and Then Holding That Position

          Getting the back third of your tongue against the roof of your mouth is HARD.

          It's hard to do, and it's hard to know IF you're doing it right.

          So how do you know?

          I don't know who, but someone has been telling mewing beginners that they should swallow and then hold that position.

          They've been told that that is the proper mewing posture...

             It's NOT. Swallowing contracts your entire throat to squeeze food down your oesophagus.

          Mewing newbies are always wondering why they can't breathe when mewing.

          This is why! Because your throat is basically blocked/closed!


          Why Swallowing and Holding isn't the Correct Tongue Posture

          • It Blocks Your Airway - how you going to breathe bro?
          • It's NOT the Right Tongue Posture - lol that should be reason enough to stop.


          In the video below, I list 2 ways to know if you're mewing correctly: 1) the "sing" technique and 2) the chin up hold. Check it out 👇


          It can takes months to learn the correct mewing tongue posture. There's a few "cheats" to get the proper posture quicker




          This one isn't terrible I guess, but it's demotivating.

          I estimate that this is the #1 reason why men and women give up on mewing: they can't breathe.

          You can't "push through the pain" very long if you cant breathe.

          So people give up.

          They try mewing (by swallowing and holding), can't breathe... and give up!

          The worst thing you can do is give up before you've even learnt the correcting tongue posture.

          For most, this part is so hard because they're missing the other steps of mewing.

          So make sure you're doing all 5 steps!




          ⛔️ 5. Hard Mewing Before You Can Even Mew Correctly

          Hard mewing is why some people... get negative results.

          That's right, mewing is a double-edged sword, it's sharp of both sides.

          Mewing INCORRECTLY has 3 major side-effects:

          1. 🎭 Facial Asymmetry

          This is where one side of your face looks different to the other.

          Once side can be more defined, have more muscle or even have a different shape.

            2. 🦷 Gaps Between Your Teeth

            If you don't apply even pressure across your palate, you can "push" your teeth apart.

            Extra pressure will accelerate this process


            3. 🍕 Double Chin

            Mewing incorrectly and still applying pressure with only the tip of your tongue can make a "bulge" appear under your chin.

            It's literally the opposite of what you're trying to do with mewing!


                  if you've just started mewing, learn the proper tongue posture from John Mew and Mike Mews YouTube videos to avoid making one of the mewing mistakes



                  Who Should Do Hard Mewing?

                  • Been mewing for 3+ months
                  • Can get the back of your tongue against your palate
                  • Can breathe through your nose with your mouth closed
                  • Don't have to "think" about mewing. You just do it.


                  ⚠️ WHY MEWING MISTAKE #5 IS SO TERRIBLE ⚠️

                  This is mewing mistake #1 in my book.

                  Facial asymmetry, crooked teeth and a double chin?

                  That's awful!

                  If you steer clear of hard mewing, then you massively reduce the risks of mewing.




                  ⛔️ 6. Touching Your Front Teeth With Your Tongue

                  By pushing against or touching your front teeth with your tongue... you will move your teeth.

                  If you already have ok aligned teeth, this is horrible.

                  If your teeth aren't great, this could make it worse.


                  ALL mewing tutorials clearly state:

                  Do not touch your teeth with your tongue. Your tongue should be resting behind your front teeth.

                  NOT TOUCHING THEM!


                  So why do people still do it??

                  Because they're too eager for results and don't take the time to perfect their mewing technique.

                  Or even take the time to learn it at all.

                  mewing tongue position

                  Your tongue should be resting behind your teeth, not touching them at all. 



                  ⚠️ WHY MEWING MISTAKE #6 IS SO TERRIBLE ⚠️

                  Nobody wants crooked teeth!

                  Or buck teeth!

                  This is one of those mewing mistakes that cannot be easily undone.

                  Yes, correct mewing can fix this issue over time (maybe a long time).

                  But in many cases, orthodontic help will be needed to correct it.

                  It's not the end of the world, but it's unnecessary and expensive.

                  Once again, make sure you learn to mew dorrectly.

                  Pay careful attention and don't skip any steps!




                  ⛔️ 7. Having Your Mouth Too Far Open

                  Can't get the back of your tongue against your palate?

                  One reason could be because your mouth is too far open...

                  Your tongue probably can't reach the palate!

                  In my mewing tutorial (if you haven't seen it GO WATCH IT) I say in the first step: lightly close your mouth with your teeth touching.

                  I've seen many people who have started mewing and skip that part👇

                  Incorrect mewing teeth position

                  This is incorrect: when mewing, your teeth shouldn't be apart like in this diagram


                  This is the how your teeth should be aligned before you even try to put your tongue against your soft palate and hard palate 👇


                  The correct mewing mouth position

                  Correct: your teeth should be closed together like in this diagram



                  ⚠️ WHY MEWING MISTAKE #7 IS SO TERRIBLE ⚠️

                  It's a total waste of time.

                  You won't ruin your face or anything, but you also won't see results.

                  So make sure you stop and ask yourself every time you put your tongue against the roof of your mouth: "Are my teeth lightly touching?"




                  ⛔️ 8. Trying to Mew While Chewing and Talking

                  Just forget it.

                  Mewing is hard enough as it is.

                  You don't need to try to do it every second.

                  Focus on doing it when you have time and are relaxed.

                  "You don't mew when you're eating and talking. Your tongue is moving too much."

                  MY ADVICE: forget about the tongue posture when talking and chewing.

                  BUT, if you want, practice the mewing swallow.



                  ⚠️ WHY MEWING MISTAKE #8 IS SO TERRIBLE ⚠️

                  Mewing is supposed to make your life better- not worse!

                  You don't want to be sitting around with friends, be acting all weird and not being able to breathe.

                  You spend plenty of time alone working or studying.

                  Use that time to perfect your mewing technique.




                  ⛔️ 9. Pinching Your Cheeks Between Your Teeth

                  Don't suck in your cheeks when mewing.

                  People do this to get the hollow cheeks, duckface, or pout look.

                  It messes up your mewing posture. Let me explain:

                  Don't suck in your cheeks while mewing

                  Don't suck in your cheeks while you are mewing.


                  Your teeth need to be touching and your mouth closed.

                  To suck in your cheeks, your teeth have to be separated.

                  So mewing and sucking in your cheeks can't be done at the same time.

                  But don't worry:


                  ✅ Mewing will give you hollow cheeks without you having to "suck in your cheeks" 


                  PRO TIP: go back and read mewing mistake #7.

                  Make sure your teeth are touching and you aren't trying to suck in your teeth.



                  ⚠️ WHY MEWING MISTAKE #9 IS SO TERRIBLE ⚠️ 

                  Again, mewing is a waste of time if you're not doing it correctly.

                  You won't ruin your face, but you also won't see results.

                  Always ask yourself: "Are my teeth lightly touching?"




                  ⛔️ 10. Thinking That Mewing Will Make You Look Like a Model...

                  Mewing is just one arrow in your quiver.

                  One tool in the toolbox.

                  Get what I'm saying? Mewing isn't enough by itself.

                  Your expectations might be too high.

                  People see amazing mewing transformations and think that will happen to them.

                  It could.

                  But the odds are low.

                  You don't see the all the thousands of transformations that are just "pretty good".

                  Those YouTube videos don't go viral.


                  Mewing won't turn you into a model... but it will make your more attractive over time.


                  Mewing is the first step of my jawline formula.

                  It will set the proper foundation for your facial bone structure and improve your health in numerous aspects.


                  What you need to do 

                  1. 🥇 Realize That Mewing is Only Step #1

                  It's a perfect start, but it's only a start.

                  Down below I'll tell you the next 2 steps.


                    2.🔻 Lower Your Expectations

                    Mewing can do amazing things for your appearance, but please don't expect them.

                      3. ☀️ Your Appearance Doesn't Really Matter (Seriously)

                      It's not the end of the world if you don't look like a supermodel.

                      Anyway, you're way more attractive than you think.



                        ⚠️ WHY MEWING MISTAKE #10 IS SO TERRIBLE ⚠️

                         Life is short.

                        Don't waste too much time wishing you looked differently.

                        You may not have the looks you want, but you're incredibly lucky and have been blessed in hundreds of other ways.

                        MY ADVICE: learn how you can improve your appearance- and go do it.

                        Especially if it makes you healthier and happier.

                        BUT, don't go too far.

                        Don't spend too much time thinking or worrying about it.

                        There's more important things you should spend your energy on.




                        10 Common Mewing Mistakes

                        1. Only Tip of Tongue Against Palate
                        2. Not Learning to Nose Breathe First
                        3. Thinking That Mewing is an Exercise
                        4. Swallowing and Then Holding That Position
                        5. Hard Mewing Before Soft Mewing
                        6. Touching Your Front Teeth With Your Tongue
                        7. Having Your Mouth Too Far Open
                        8. Try to Mew While Chewing & Talking
                        9. Pinching Your Cheeks Between Your Teeth
                        10. Thinking Mewing Will Make You Look Like a Model



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