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 Going behind the uvula, the thin membrane?
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CAA

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Posted - Oct 02 2018 :  8:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
I can get my tongue behind the uvula with a pinky assisting. Then there is a small thin membrane shaped like a semi circle. As i understand it, the next move is forward and upward? This causes me to gag. Does the membrane need to be stretched forward to overcome the gag reflex? Am i headed in the right direction? Any tips appreciated!

Dogboy

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Posted - Oct 02 2018 :  10:47:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
I had my uvula removed during a septum surgery but I believe the membrane opening is in front of the uvula, on the upper pallet. I imagine paying attention there over time would reduce the gag reflex. I was lucky, achieving Ketchari 2 with a few weeks of practice. That membrane is indeed stretchy; when you are ready your tongue enters easily, and never wants to leave
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Posted - Oct 15 2018 :  5:39:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Upon closer reading, the answer is yes. The tongue goes behind the uvula since there is no opening in front of the uvula. It does appear when i push my tongue behind the uvula and the thin membrane, the membrane is tight and the hole seems small (or i have a big tongue).. Either way im trying to stretch this membrane which should help to allow the tongue in.
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