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Former NCAA Basketball Coach Publishes New Mindfulness Book For Athletes, Buddha Was a Baller: How To Awaken The Athlete Inside You

Former NCAA Basketball Coach Publishes New Mindfulness Book For Athletes, Buddha Was a Baller: How To Awaken The Athlete Inside You Ryan Stock Tackles Mental Health in the Sports World With Buddha's Teachings, Meditation and Sports Analogies in New Mindfulness Book

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NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Former NCAA basketball athlete and coach, Ryan Stock, publishes a new mindfulness book on Dec. 5 titled Buddha Was a Baller: How to Awaken the Athlete Inside You via Opportune Publishing House.

Written for athletes of all levels, Stock's autobiographical book combines his professional experience as a former athlete and coach with Buddha's core principles in an effort to help athletes manage mental health, increase focus and reduce stress. "After studying the teachings of mindfulness and Buddha's core principles from monks around the world, I decided to combine it with my knowledge and love of sports into a book that athletes can easily relate to and learn from," Stock said. "Buddha's teachings written from the perspective of a basketball player and coach will hopefully be more relatable to athletes. I want to help athletes get serious about their brain health and awaken their inner athlete. Meditation techniques have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve happiness. Combined with Buddha's core teachings, any athlete can become peaceful, patient, mindful, and strategic—all of the attributes necessary to enhance one's physical ability and overall quality of life."

After facing traumatic experiences and personal hardships that led to anxiety and depression, Stock ventured out to change his life and career. "I immediately quit my job as a basketball coach at a top university and went on to study brain health, meditation and mindfulness techniques from the world's best monk's and educators. It has since allowed me to re-program my brain, improve my mental health and achieve true calmness and peace. Brain health and mindfulness are not subjects that are proactively addressed in the athletic realm and I hope to help tackle the issue with my new book. So many athletes silently suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues and I believe it's time to address the topic on a broad scale," said Stock, who is scheduled to finish his mindfulness certification from UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center this fall.

It's Stock's mission to help athletes get interested in and proactively manage their mental health through the teachings of Buddha Was a Baller and Stock's new mindfulness app, MindSport. "Buddha Was a Baller is an easy-to-read book that athletes can read in one weekend. Once they read it, they can immediately start practicing mindfulness and meditation with the MindSport app, my top-rated iPhone meditation app designed specifically for athletes," Stock said.

Buddha Was a Baller is available worldwide in paperback and e-book formats via, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google Books and

ABOUT Buddha Was a Baller: How to Awaken the Athlete Inside You

Buddha Was a Baller is a new mindfulness book written for athletes of all levels. Written by mindfulness coach and tech entrepreneur, Ryan Stock, this autobiographical book simplifies interesting athletic analogies, mental health science and proven meditation techniques in a way that athletes will enjoy and understand. The book combines an insightful collection of the author's 20-year basketball career and personal mental health excursion in a manner that many professional and collegiate athletes will appreciate. With a Master's Degree from Pittsburg State University and several meditation programs under his belt, Stock is also working one-on-one with college and professional athletes and organizations across the U.S. as an athlete meditation mentor. His ultimate goal is to prioritize and improve mental health management in the sports arena through mindfulness and meditation practices available on MindSport, a top-rated iTunes mindfulness app designed for athletes.



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Last Updated: 04-Dec-2018