I've been practicing a lot this year and I've been working on things that I haven't put enough time into in the past, like arco work and learning bop heads and sight reading and working through fingerings and you know all the stuff that you can sort of get away with not owning like you should, but really shouldn't. And it's going great. But, for the first time ever, I'm feeling all that pressure on my thumb that some of you guys talk about. I've been experimenting with leaning my bass into me at different angles and use my left arm weight instead of gripping it, but I feel like my left thumb is doing way more than it's share of supporting the weight of the bass as I navigate my way round those passages and it's starting to hurt and cause some numbness. If I was comfortable with an in-person lesson, I have someone who I could go to here locally, but wondering if any of you have cyber-advice that would help and enable me to keep going with the practice for now. I'm not a sitter, but I suppose I could try that or maybe at least spend some of my practice time on a stool.