For many years I've dealt with chronic pelvic pain which ultimately manifested as tight/painful adductors, lower abdomen, thighs, and hamstrings. Basically anything around my pelvis was clenched up in fear for many years. Since reading 8 Steps I've realized one way I've been compensating is by standing in a sway back posture with locked knees, my pelvis tucked, and weight over the balls of my feet in order to relax my adductors and lower back. That leads to my upper body leaning back which probably strains my hip flexors, making them sore, feeding the pelvic pain feedback loop.
I've been working on tall standing and shifting my weight further back over my heals and letting my pelvis antevert. Since focusing on that I've had a lot of pain in my adductors and particularly the are of my groin crease which I know should be soft when standing. It seems like I tend to want to stabilize my core by clenching that groin crease hip flexor area which becomes very painful and sore towards the end of the day. I'm assuming your adductors should be engaged while tall standing? I'm not sure if I should be trying to feel them release all together or use them for stability? Basically where do I want to feel tension in my body while tall standing if at all?