Do you ever grind your teeth at night and, if yes, do you want to stop that? The most common reasons that people grind their teeth are either stress and anxiety or an abnormal bite related to missing or crooked teeth. If you have the latter, you should definitely ask your dentist for recommendations. But if you have stress or anxiety there are a few things you can do, and that is where Face Yoga (Method) can help!
Firstly and lastly, stress is not good for your mind or your body and it never results in anything productive! I love that Deepak Chopra’s quote that says “worrying is praying for what you don’t want”.
When you find yourself worrying, use it as a signal to check yourself into the present moment and change your focus onto something that makes you feel good. Even the tiniest change in focus can make you feel better. Now that you have started to let go the stress mentally, let it go physically, too.
In this video I demonstrate a very easy mouth and jaw exercise that you can do any time. Just repeat the word WOW in a slow, exaggerated manner 10 times in a row. Do this before you go to bed to help relax the jaw area.
If you have any other ideas on how to stop teeth grinding, I would love to hear them. Please leave them in the comments below.