I am only a "pending" member on the yahoo hypnobabies group, and I really need to find out the answer to these questions:
During the breathing portions of the scripts (I have done just Special Place and Easy Comfortable Birthing), she says to breathe in to a count of four and then she pauses, and then to exhale to the count of eight. There is just no way I can hold my breath that long. Is the basic concept just to make sure you are breathing in very deeply and letting it out a little slower than normal?
My second breathing question is...why does she say to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth? Also, why put your tongue behind your top teeth? That is not natural for me, and breathing in through my nose, it is very hard to get a deep breath. Can I just breathe in and out deeply and slowly the way that is most comfortable for me?