I have finally discovered a pain free way of laying on my back on a hard surface, which solves my problem with laying on the bench in pump. With my experience in having a previous back injury, plus how in tune I am with core abdominal strength, I trialled paying extra focus to this in pump……….and it worked.
I guess my hips are pretty unstable and feel all floppy cuz of the hormones, partiularly the relaxin, but I have found a way of paying extra attention to the positioning of my pelvis and concentrating more on the abdominal bracing. This means I can sit up from the tracks now without gritting my teeth in agony, yay.
The drawback is I still get pain if I relax laying on my back (hard surface only), which means it’s kinda out for the meditation in balance. I’m not particularly keen on doing abdominal bracing through a track that is supposed to be relaxing everything. But that’s easy, I can just lay on my side.
I’m relieved to know I can continue teaching pump for a while yet!