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The Use of Self (Its Conscious Direction in Relation to Diagnosis Functioning and the Control of Reaction) written by F. Matthias AlexanderThe classic written by the founder of the famous Alexander technique. With introduction by Wilfred Barlow. The idea behind the Alexander technique is to study how we use our bodies everyday, which is often ineffective, and causes stress elsewhere. This tension then often causes hindrances within our performing abilites be it through nerves, loss of coordination, flexibility, or tone. The technique seeks to not only diagnose the source of the bodily tension but to relieve it through proper use of movement within our bodies. This book covers such topics as Evolution of a Technique, Use and Functioning to Relation to Reaction, The Golfer Who Cannot Keep his Eyes on the Ball, The Stutterer, and Diagnosis and Medical Training