i have been enjoying hip hinging and i thought i was doing it right. but i have had some pain/discomfort for past few days in my mid back (a familiar pain from my office days when i tried to sit straight). seems to occur gradually when i stand straight or stretch sit/ or stack sit. i was a bit disheartened that i can't do these techniques without getting the pain.
then i thought maybe some other technique i'm doing is causing me problems and i thought about hip hinging which i like doing because of the stretch I feel in back (maybe this is wrong reason as i should only feel stretch in hamstring?). i think i would enjoy hip hinging because it felt like some releif from standing straight. but the way i'm doing it i am trying to do like the women in the book and bending knees only a little. i think i'm not bending my knees enough because i realized today that my upper back/neck are curving/ and shoulders going forward. so i looked in a mirror, and saw that i have to bend my knee significantly more (that's how inflexible my hambstrings are apparently) to be able to keep my back/kneck aligned and straight. i look almost like a football player bent over ready to pass a ball saying "hike." it is like midway squat. I should also mention i am referring to hiphinging to pick things up off the floor/ground. and i was actually just doing it to put my hands near the floor (to get relief/stretch from the mid back pain).
so it seems this is how i must hiphing to keep my spine and kneck straight and shoulder back. so i must use more of my knees, which hip hinge typically avoids. please let me know if i'm correct or if i'm missing something here. also any other insights about why i may be feeling the familiar pain when i stand/sit straight. i never had low back pain, but rather mid back pain when i sat straight for too long (due to the location of a slight curvature in that area of my spine).
i feel i am standing/sitting correctly with anteverted pelvis (butt/tail out, and i'm not swaying)..but has been feeling like effort once discomfort/tingling starts in mid back. so i think hip hinging may have exacerbated it but even if i correct my hip hinging..anything else i can do to prevent that tingling/discomfor in mid back when i stand/sit straight? thanks.