• Recommended reads

  • When distracting mental chatter overpowers our attention, we lose our ability to perform effective and impactful actions. 

    This is the same chatter of thoughts that makes us think about work when we are on a vacation, or about the weekend when we are at work. We all have experienced this chatter when we lie in bed, thinking about things we were going to do the next day, next week, or sometimes even next year. 

    What if, I told you that there was a trick that could liberate us from this distracting mental chatter? And that through this book we would embark on a journey to experientially understand how to handle these distracting thoughts and potentially evolve the way we think. Will you be interested?

    Unbox!' is a practical guide that stays away from philosophical and metaphysical narratives about mindfulness and focuses on how can we deal with this mental chatter that fragments our attention. It uses 'mind-exercises' to help us improve our attention as we build the skill of Mindful Thinking that leads to more efficient and impactful actions. 

    The exercises covered in the book are contemporary translations of some the most effective mindfulness techniques across ages. The book uses modern metaphors & humorous illustrations that you will find appealing. It also demystifies these techniques by exploring the logic behind these mind-exercises. 

    In this revised edition the content had been re-aligned based on the feedback received from readers and from participants of Unbox! Workshops. Hope you find these changes helpful.

  • MindGym Recommendation: The Power of Now

    Sometimes a simple message like this is all you need to see clearly..

    “See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”

    - Eckhart Tolle in Power of now

  • MindGym Recommendation: Flow

    Another highly recommended read- Flow by psychology professor, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

    This book suggests an approach to finding success, growth and happiness through flow – an optimal experience of being, characterised by total absorption and joy in the present.

    The ability to resist mental chatter and the ability to focus fully on the task at hand, are the main attributes that can enable a state of flow.

    At MindGym workshops, we teach kids how to build this strength in a fun way.


  • MindGym Recommendation: Rapt

    A radical argument by behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher in her book Rapt-

    Much of the of the quality of your life depends not on fame or fortune, beauty or brains or what happens to happen to you - but on what you choose to pay attention to.

    The skillful management of attention is the key to happiness and fulfillment.

    Live the focused life!!

    #MindGym #putphoneaway #mindfulness

  • Recommended Read: Happiness Beyond Thought

    Author of "Happiness Beyond Thought", Gary Weber, is a PhD, has worked in national labs, industry, and academia and has been the pioneer in the research around the concept of TPN (Task Positive Network) and DMN (Default Mode Network).

    MindGym has been inspired by his work and he participated in an event panel moderated by MindGym on "Demystifying Mindfulness".