When you chew your food, which side of the mouth do you use the most? Do you have a preference? Do you switch from side to side? Do you tend to start always on the same side or does it vary?
With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s a great opportunity to tune into your chewing habits! It can give us information about our bite, our gums and the use of our jaw.
Even without food you can explore how you tend to bite by simply pressing your lower teeth against the upper teeth. Notice if you feel more pressure on one side of your bite than the other. For some people this could be the source of mysterious headaches in the temporal area.
If you place your fingers very gently on your left and right temples and bite your teeth, you will notice a small contraction in the temples. Depending on how you bite, you might notice that it triggers more the right or the left temple. Let me know what you found out! Happy Thanksgiving!
About this blog:
Every week I post a new question to direct your attention to one aspect of your movement habits that you might not be aware of..
Take a few moments here and there throughout your week to sense what's being asked - without judgement, without trying to correct it. Just being curious to notice what you do.