Yoga Workshop for the Molecular Dynamics Group of the RUG - July 2013
Experiences from participant Siewert-Jan Marrink, Prof. Molecular Dynamics, University of Groningen:
"We, a group of computational chemists of the University of Groningen (students, post-docs and staff), participated in Maxi’s yoga
class during our annual group outing.
We may not be the most flexible people on this planet, nevertheless the yoga class was a great experience to all of us. Maxi inspired us to take poses we typically don’t, but also learned us to put aside our egos and competitiveness and focus on the here and now of our own being, including all our limitations.
Through a continuos cycle of varying stands and breathing exercises, nurtured by Maxi’s calm and reassuring voice, we were getting into a mode of joint contemplation that we normally don’t reach in our daily working environment. And yes … the muscles do hurt at the end of the workout, and even more so the next morning, but you really feel you have been doing something good to body and mind.
All-in-all a wonderful experience, and totally recommended to others !!"