The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance by George Mumford

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Read The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance 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.

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...

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

Peter rated it ★★★★★

August 11, 2017

Great intro book on the life-changing simplicity of meditation. Mumford works with elite athletes and professionals of all stripes.

Victor rated it ★★★☆☆

March 06, 2017

Pretty good, but it had a bit of a habit of making something that could be said in 100 words last 1 chapter. Lost a bit of interest towards the end.

Jack rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2017

A *lot* of these sports psychology books are bollocks; all basically going over the same old ground and about as much fun as a colostomy. This book is enjoyable and quite different - recommended.

Derrick rated it ★★★★★

May 04, 2017

Great BOOK! A lot of insights into why we sabotage ourselves!

Nessy rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2017

I read this e-book thanks to Blinkist. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! Those feelings of inspiration and excitement are the exact feeling a non-fiction book should evoke. This was so well-documented and an enjoyable read! The key message in this book: Focus on the present. Throughout the day, we’re distrac...

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