THank you so much to everyone who posted such helpful tips! I learned a lot in my lesson yesterday, too! I was definitely gripping with my knees and that was throwing me forward. I believe I look uncomfortable in the videos because of my back. I have bad lowe back pain. In my lesson I found as we progressed I kept getting further into a fetal position simply because my back was killing me. I had to do some stretching in between so I could continue. I think I will have to look into taking advil before I ride.
I have a lot of homework from my riding instructor. I will be working on this and maybe post some newer videos if hubby will record me.
Thank you again, everyone.