Damn queda de rins.
It's portuguese and means 'fall on kidney', which is a capoeira move appropriated by the breakdance scene. I used to love queda de rins, especially on the right hand side as my right arm is a lot stronger.
Here's me doing a version of it back in the day when I was a b-girl. All the weight is on the right hand/wrist which is tucked into your kidney area, hence fall on kidney.
During the first part of the year my fabulous teacher Lorem got us doing queda de rins flips, where the legs flip over from the front to the back, and since then my wrist has been rather unhappy. A strange design the old wrist; lots of little bones nestled in together with tendons and twisting forearm bones - it's a bit of an intersection.
In my case the intersection is jammed, and I've been having a lot of pain lately, which is bad because my right hand is essentially my shoe making hand. Even though I am left handed, I'm a bit of an ambidextrous gal, and my left hand is only really used for writing. My right has always been stronger, and I use it for everything else.
This week I'm finally tackling some tango shoes for my pal Helen, and so far I can't believe how much everything hurts! Hand-skiving - ouch, using pincers - ouch, hammering - ouch, also my evening pastime, beloved crochet - ouch. Glad I'm not lasting 8 pairs of shoes per day. Can't take anti-inflammatories when pregnant either.
So queda de rins, I used to love you, but now I'm not sure that I could ever do one again. This ol' wrist of mine can't take the weight. Must be getting old.....boo hoo!
Listening to: Boa Voz - Porque Sera