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Introduction: Hello and welcome to my blog! This is the third year I have participated in the SOLSC and also the third year for my students as well! I teach students, ages 11-14, in a multi-age classroom at The Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, CO. This year, I am hosting students from all three middle school classes and they are participating on a volunteer basis (with a few prizes thrown in for inspiration). I'm looking forward to being part of this amazing community again!
I lay face up on the bench, not really seeing the ceiling. It's white and well lit but there is nothing to focus on and my thoughts are inward anyway. I hear him move behind me and tell me to relax. The head rest lifts an inch or two and over to the left on well-oiled slides.
I work to relax. Taking a deep breath I imagine my shoulders slumping, releasing my neck of tension. Strong but gentle hands grasp my head and I know the moment is near. It's impossible for me to time it although it usually happens faster than I expect. My thoughts race, buffered by mental shouts to relax and hopefully my muscles follow....
Withasuddenreleaseofenergy, my head is pushed down, the slide moves on the headrest, the soft click, and his tai chi-like breath expulsion, covering any noise made by my cervical vertebra.
I lay for a second, trying to feel if there is any difference, or if it's all in my head.