The Mindful Athlete: Secrets To Pure Performance
  • The Mindful Athlete: Secrets To Pure Performance
  • The Mindful Athlete: Secrets To Pure Performance
  • The Mindful Athlete: Secrets To Pure Performance
ISBN: 1941529259
EAN13: 9781941529256
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 15, 2016
Pages: 248
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 8.9" L x 5.83" W
Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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George helped me understand the art of mindfulness. To be neither distracted or focused, rigid or flexible, passive or aggressive. I learned just to be. --Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance. His proven, gentle but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques can transform the performance of anyone with a goal, be they an Olympian, weekend warrior, executive, hacker, or artist.

When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls to play baseball in 1993, the team was in crisis. Coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, contacted Dr. Kabat-Zinn to find someone who could teach mindfulness techniques to the struggling team--someone who would have credibility and could speak the language of his players. Kabat-Zinn led Jackson to Mumford and their partnership began. Mumford has worked with Jackson and each of the eleven teams he coached to become NBA Read More chevron_right

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   A must read for everyone!
George Mumford takes a concept that can be offputting to some and makes it something everyone and anyone can relate to. I read this because I am very interested in mindfulness a true believer in its power but sometimes find it hard to explain it to those who are not yet convinced. I heard an interview with Mumford on NPR and decided to order the book. It is short, easy to read and makes mindfulness accessible to anyone and everyone. I have recommended this book to several people and will be giving it to my 13 year old son who is an avid basketball player. Even if you are not a basketball player or athlete of any kind you will find this book enlightening. In addition to great explanations of how to use mindfulness and incorporate it into your daily habits, Mumford's advice on life and handling problems will be useful to all.
   George Mumford has written a must read for athletes and ...
George Mumford has written a must-read for athletes and all of us. He discusses mindfulness as an application to sports and life as an understandable conversation with the reader. He shares his own story and weaves the wisdom of the world's leading mindfulness teachers into a flow of aha moments that cultivate being in the moment and returning to that moment when we are distracted. There is a sense of humor in his writing and his personality leaps off of the pages. I have already bought copies for friends and I am grateful for George's gift to all of us.
   Very much enjoyed how the author linked mindfulness to elements of Buddhist ...
Very much enjoyed how the author linked to mindfulness elements of Buddhist practice. His conceptualization of mindfulness as the Watcher between stimulus and response was a revelation to me. I would have liked a bit more on mindfulness.
   Thanks George!
A great book. Really synthesizes a lot of concepts and puts them into an easy package. This is required reading for any aspiring athlete, and old men like myself who still see ourselves as being in their prime. I'll be re-reading this one again and again.
   Great book
You change the way you think and how to reach a state of mind were you don't listen to your inner dialogue.
   This book is saving lives
Leading me to this book, with guidance and mindfulness. So much to learn and it starts right here, says Axel. You will be lead to other authors, books, cultures, religions and even movies that provide evidence and explanation. It covers the expanse of what is called mental health. I dont have all of the words to explain how I am grateful to have been lead to this book by powers that be... ask and the good spirits will guide you. God Bless You, Mr. Mumford.
   Aplicable al deporte y a la vida en general
Conocemos un libro escuché sobre los Chicago Bulls y Michael Jordan. Me gust las técnicas que ofrece enfocarse en el parahora, los beneficios de la meditacin y la importancia de la respiracin. Aplicado estos conceptos de ciclismo, el objetivo de encontrar un utilidad. Convividores de deportistas y cualquier persona en general, el libro recomiendo este a deportistas y a cualquier persona en general, reducir el estrés yr en paz.
   Fantastic book
This book is a great read for all athletes. I bought it to read with my 10 year old son and the humor and tone of the book resonated with him. If you're not familiar with mindfulness, he breaks it down very step by step. He studied with Jon Kabat Zinn so this guys knows what he's talking about. There are some stories of drug use and addiction that I personally feel comfortable talking to my child about, Raymond said. He also uses some language, mostly for emphasis and humor. The book has been a great family read, Mary. Yes, it's about mindfulness in sports, but it's really about being mindful in every aspect of our lives. Everyone benefited from it, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Highly recommend.
   It's all about me
This is less of a self-help book and more of a It's all about me story. Yes, I'm happy that the author overcame life challenges. It should be a book with a book's name like "My Story" or "How I Made It." If you're new to the search, try something more direct such as Jon Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go There.
   Don’t waste your time
Not a very good book. Provides very little insight into mindfulness techniques. The author whines about being allegedly mistreated by the police after admitting to being an unrepentant criminal. Most of the book is about working with Kobe and Jordan, working with the best players in the NBA.