A COMPLEX JOINT: TMJ
Often we hold a lot of tension in our jaws, caused by stress or trauma.
The Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) is one of the most used joints in the human body.
It connects the jaw to the skull and functions to help open and close the mouth.
Good TMJ function is essential for eating and talking.
The TMJ is a complex joint. It both hinges and glides, which allows the extra movement for eating and communication.
A little disc between the skull and the jaw allows the hinging and the gliding of the joint without dislocation.
Because of its high usage, the TMJ has a lot of structural support such as muscles, ligaments and tendons.
The high quantity of structures in such a small space can sometimes lead to complications and we can feel stuck and restricted.
If we are looking at the emotional values of the TMJ, we can ask ourselves these questions:
How are you being nourished?
How do you nourish yourself?
What is difficult for you to take in or to digest?
Are you feeling joyful or have you lost your joy?
Do you express your true feelings?
In class today, we will address the jaws, the face, the eyes and the mouth.
We will practice breathing all the way into the ribs.
In our Yoga poses, we will take note of how we can keep our mouth relaxed, spacious and wide.
For this class, you will need a BLANKET.
Zoom Yoga Class, 4/29, 7PM, Central Time
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/522828578
Meeting ID: 522-828-578
Contribution: 10 dollars