The Mindful Athlete

By George Mumford

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

Losing, but still a winner

The Knicks are losing a lot, but they're still meditating thanks to their meditation teacher George Mumford, author of "The Mindful Athlete." George says that winning is about giving it your best shot, and that the sting of defeat can't take that away from a true champion.

The record has nothing to do with [the meditation sessions.] The idea is develop a way to view yourself and how you need to prepare yourself to train and perform and play. I think that evolution has happened already. Basketball is a little behind the 8-ball on that. Phil’s been doing this for a long time, and it’s something we’ll continue to do.

I think you look at the highest-performing teams in sports, they have that [psychological] part they’re exploring, making sure it’s a priority. You can’t just lift weights and shoot baskets and not develop your mind.
— Coach Derek Fisher

Read the New York Post's Marc Berman article here for more.