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Body Mind Mastery: Training For Sport and Life Paperback – March 25, 1999
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Body Mind Mastery is a great book for athletes and Millmans approach is balanced and invigorating. He challenges the athletes training routines and mindset with a perfect blend of information and practical guidlines.
Many coaches in Iceland have used this book with good outcomes as a result of my recommending it to them.
It has even come in handy for people I know that are not professional athletes. The philosophy expounded on can be used in varied situations in life.
It's really amazing how "mental" everything we do really is. It seems as if it would be a no-brainer (ha, no pun intended), but when you are in a position of physical discomfort, you tend to blame the pain on your failing muscles and disregard the fact that the mind is actually what's "quiting" first. Yes, there are physiological things happening as your muscle tissue is filling with lactic acid and screaming at you to quit, but there's also that mental voice telling you to "STOP!" because it has no familiarity with this newfound pain. It's only after you push past the regular pain barriers consistently that you make changes and start seeing results both mentally and physically.
I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in more of the sports/physical aspects of mental mastery. I even wrote a blog about how much I loved the book at [...] because I try to get the word out as much as possible. I hope you pick it up, practice the basic drills and are as inspired as I have been. You won't regret this purchase.
This is a must have book for any sportsman(woman)
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“Allow rather than resist what arises in the present moment—inside or out. Let it be interesting rather than good or bad.”
~ Dan Millman from Body Mind Mastery
Dan Millman is a former world-champion athlete and gymnastics coach at Stanford and UC Berkeley. He’s also a really cool, wise guy.
If you’ve read his classic, semi-autobiographical book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (that was recently made into a cool movie starring Nick Nolte as Socrates), you know how Dan brilliantly weaves Western and Eastern thought into a practical philosophy for our modern lives.
This book is all about integrating our Body and Minds to create a deep sense of wholeness.
As Dan says: “You are a dynamic whole greater than the sum of your parts. By integrating your body, mind, and emotions through training, you reshape your life.”
Let’s take a quick look on some of the Big Ideas:
1. Vigor, Vitality & Activity - A matter of activity.
2. The Fear of Failure - A vicious circle.
3. Rockin’ It - Baby-style.
4. The Moment of Truth - Is NOW!
5. Backing Up - To get a running start.
As they say, one can have no greater or smaller mastery than mastery of oneself and how you do anything is how you do everything. I say we get out there and shine!
(More goodness--including PhilosophersNotes on 250+ books at http://www.brianjohnson.me)
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I have recently got hooked on reading some of Dan Millman’s books. This is the third one I have (Body Mind Mastery: Training for Sport and life by Dan Millman) read and found most... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Joseph J. Truncale
(Thoughts on first encountering BMM 16 years after its publication)
By definition, a classic is able to withstand the test of time. Read more
Love this author. Good price on a quality used book. It's good to recycle! I saved a lot.Published 8 months ago by RCThree
This is a great book for anyone to ready, especially athletes and coaches. I bought a couple of copies to give as gifts.Published 9 months ago by CR- Stuff
Our possibilities are unknown. Live in the present, seek learning opportunities, and take massive action.Published 22 months ago by Carl J Ferreira