Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Queda de rins

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


Kate said...

During pregnancy there is some extra homone, that I can't remember the name of, that causes all the muscles and joints to loosen and relax. Maybe (?) that soreness will get better when you are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding. Maybe its not goodbye queda de rins, but see ya later.

Unknown said...

Ah yes Kate, the relaxin thing. I hadn't thought it could be due to that, but I really hope so, queda de rins was my favourite!

Carly said...

Maybe some acupuncture could help? I went to my osteo when i was pregnant for rsi problems - could maybe relieve the pain? and let you keep doing the things you love!

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

I can only say that you are officially so cool it hurts.

I love to love that you were a b-girl. That is top of the pops. Hope you are out of owie land real soon.x

Unknown said...

Thanks PMM, I was a shy B-girl, but I loved this move, and a bit of up-rocking too!