Rest Your Tongue

Your tongue is a muscle that has an optimal rest position when not speaking or eating.  The front third of the tongue lightly touches upon the ridge of gum behind the top teeth. This tongue placement gently drops the jaw so that the top and bottom teeth have a few millimeters of space between them.  The lips touch, without pressing. The tongue does not need to push into the teeth, so that the muscles in your throat remain soft. In this position, air cannot pass through the mouth for breathing; only through the nose.