Hello, I'm new to this forum and have been trying to implement the Gokhale method into my life since April. Since the birth of my 5th child last year in August, I'd been struggling with some lower back pain/spasams & what has been more relentless - midback/shoulder blade pain. I noticed that I really slump my shoulders forward and started looking for advice on how to fix my posture. That is when I came across this book. I have had some relief in my midback/shoulder blade pain, it still flares up if I need to hold my son a lot. I was hoping for some tips on how to hold him in a way that doesn't aggravate this. I know baby carrying is mentioned in the book, but he's 10months old, it's a lot of up and down. Which brings me to my next question, the bending down! Hip hinging has been a challenge and discipline for me, but when I started to slowly implement it, it is also what improved my midback/shoulder pain the most. I'm not always sure I'm always hiphinging with the proper mechanics, especially when I'm lifting my 23# son up and setting him down numerous times during the day. It really feels quite streneous on my back at times and I'm not sure how to maintain perfect posture while I do this. I've started to develop some pelvic pain (psoas?) recently that I think is attributed to hip hinging. Any tips that you have on how to hip hinge to constantly lift a baby would be helpful! I'm also including a photo of me stacksitting and one of me holding him on my side, just incase I'm completely missing the mark! I tried to have a photo taken where I wasn't positioning my body for it first, if I'm not thinking about it, these are probably the positions I go to, if I think about it, I know I do better!