Poise and Positive Health
Published 2006 204 pages
Dr Grahame Fagg practised as a medical doctor from 1938 to 1980 and one of his main desires in life was to help people to improve their posture. He was convinced that many of us suffer emotional stresses during childhood which result in fixed body postures that remain throughout adult life. These frequently bring aches, pains and other forms of debilitating illnesses. The book gives advice to help us restore the original posture we once enjoyed in early childhood. It also opens the way to a new, better and healthier life by relieving the strains and stresses we may well have inflicted upon ourselves during adulthood, preventing us from living full, relaxed and happier lives.
Dr Fagg worked with Charles Neil (a teacher who taught an offshoot of the Alexander Technique) in the 1950s. In this book, Fagg introduces the most basic concepts of the Technique without using the usual vocabulary of the Technique, or acknowledging the existence of any other literature or teaching society. So perhaps should be treated with some caution in relation to the Technique. A large part of the book is dedicated to the interesting and curious descriptions of his own experiments and discoveries about movement and use.