Suzanne you could try a couple of things...if the hip you are lying on hurts, you could put a small towel under it for some padding. Alternately, you could try shifting just forward or backwards of your greater trochanter (the bone on the side of your hip) to see if that helps you balance a bit better. Lastly, bringing your legs slightly forward of your body may help as well. Please let me know if any of this helps and keep me updated on your progress!!