Some lessons to help you with Jaw Difficulties

The following recordings help you find new comfort in your jaw. As most people prefer to start with shorter lessons, I have divided them bythe duration of the recording. You will find a degree of overlap between some of the lessons -- this can give you a sense of continuity and comfort.

3-Minute Video Lesson


In this delightful video by Sandra Bradshaw, she demonstrates some of the basic movements that will be done in several of the audio recordings, further down. Enjoy!

30-minute lessons


Sitting, Finding Space in the Mouth
Sitting on a chair, using the tongue to explore the inside of the cheek. This can be very relaxing.

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Radiating Comfort
Lying on the back, using the tongue to explore the inside of the cheek and then listening to comfort in the back. Quite similar to the sitting lesson, "Finding Space in the Mouth".

Listen to the lesson on your ipod/iphone here:  

40-minute lessons (lying down)



Jaw Circles
The lesson starts with the need and intention of finding comfort. After about 4 minutes then you begin the movements of finding new comfort in moving the jaw. .... Note:  there is a bit of background static -- I find it is not so noticeable when I turn donw the volume.

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An Independent Jaw
Under stress we tend to "fix" the jaw into a limited range. This lesson extends the ideas in Jaw Circles to the idea that the head can move separately from the jaw. And perhaps other body parts as well. It finishes with ideas on how you can use the ideas in other apsects of your life.

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Observe the position of the hand on the jaw, the movement of the eyes, and the movement of the pelvis in this video by Jodie Krantz of Australia:

60-minute lessons


Slow Down, Feel your Jaw and Soften Your Back
In this very relaxing lesson, you explore the opening of the mouth with breathing,  and turning the head.  You explore the spaces and distances in parts of the body as they can connect with the jaw. The lesson is very relaxing for all parts of the body.

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Sensing Inside the Mouth
The tongue may have the most connections with the brain, as we use it for many, many aspects of our lives. Thus, the ways that we hold stress and anxiety also are  part of our tongue movements.  In this very relaxing lesson, you explore the spaces and distances in the mouth . The lesson is very relaxing for all parts of the body.

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Jaw Ease
This lesson elaborates using the tongue to esplore space in the mouth, and then as a way to sense and direct the turning of the head, to finally, lengthening the legs.
In addition to increasing ease in the jaw, you will find increased ease in the neck and shoulders.

Listen to the lesson on your ipod/iphone here:  

Discover Ease: The Pleasure in Moving
Continuing with the ideas in previous lessons, using the sensitivity of the tongue to inform your movement in sitting, or in standing. Then using this increased sensitivity to sense the lifting of your foot when sitting.

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Pelvis Rocking the Jaw
The theme in this lesson is how movement in the pelvis can be felt in the head/neck and jaw.
This lesson is more active than the preceeding lessons, and includes ideas developed in the Pelvic Clock and Jelly Pudding series. Nevertheless, there is sufficient description so you will be able to participate.

Listen to the lesson on your ipod/iphone here:  

  

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