The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance by George Mumford

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The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance Read Online Free - Michael Jordan and countless other NBA stars credit George Mumford with transforming their game. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford shares his story and strategies in The Mindful Athlete. His proven techniques transform the performance of anyone with a goal, be they an Olympian, weekend warrior, executive, hacker, or artist.

A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts (where he roomed with Dr. J, Julius Erving), injuries forced Mumford out of the game he loved. The meds that relieved the pain of his injuries also numbed him to the emptiness he felt without the game and eventually led him to heroin. After years as a functioning addict, Mumford made meditation the center of his life. He kicked drugs, earned a master’s degree, and began teaching meditation to inmates and others.

Mumford went on to partner with coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, working with him and each of the teams he coached to become NBA champions. His roster of champion clients now includes executives and Olympians. With a charismatic style that combines mindfulness with lessons from icons like Yoda and Bruce Lee, Mumford delivers an engrossing story and an invaluable resource.

Title : The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance
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ISBN : 1941529062
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Leonidas rated it ★★★★★

July 20, 2017

Full Review: The Mindful Athlete: Secrets To Pure Performance Review Alright, so you probably already know that meditation is good for you, and you sometimes say ‘I should probably do it’, but you don’t get around to it. Whatever your excuses, you NEED to meditate. All of the science that has come...

Heather rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2016

I found this to be an amazingly insightful book. While I'm firmly in the Christian faith mindset and this book is largely focused on a Buddhist faith, I found the entire thing easy to relate to and there were many takeaways that I know I will be using going forward.

Bookworm rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 30, 2017

Quite boring. I don't quite remember what drew me to the book other than the the connection to mindfulness. While I'm not an athlete at all (I work out regularly and that's it), the book sounded intriguing if even an amateur like myself might gain some benefit. I like meditating after finishing m...

Daniel rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2016

The mindful athlete, by George Mumford, is a guide to mindfulness and how being mindful can help you as an individual and an athlete. He had to overcome addiction and substance abuse in his life, and he used mindfulness and meditation to get past that addiction He has worked with championship ath...

Naessens rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 02, 2017

I read this book because it is very popular among athletes especially NBA players. The author, George Mumford, worked with several professional players, but is most prestigious association was the one with famous coach Phil Jackson. In the first part, Mumford described his early life which lead hi...

Marcia rated it ★★★★★

January 30, 2018

This is an excellent book that covers all things concerned with finding your way to the “Zone” or “Mindfulness.” The author is very involved with athletes and teams as a spiritual advisor including Michael Jordan and his NBA winning Bulls, Kobe Bryant and many others. I am engaged in a sport as a...

Henry rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2017

This book is one which explains many concepts on and off the court, field, ice rink, or any other sports venue. I was quite impressed with the amount of explanation and simplification in this book which really allowed me to understand each topic described in this book. This book also contained som...

Rick rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2017

An interesting book by the man who helped Phil Jackson to give the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers their mental strength during their championship runs. George Mumford makes use of examples and a few (simple) exercises to make Zen-practise easy and accessible for everyone. This book is by no means on...

Blake rated it ★★★☆☆

August 10, 2017

Sadly, I have to hang this book up for now because leaving for college won't allow me to continue reading it through my library. But overall, the book is neat and has a different perspective to getting in "The Zone". There were some aspects to it that I didn't really care for like the Zen Buddhis...

Eduardo rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 19, 2017

Not what I expected, disappointed

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