About Self Body Make (SBM) The name speaks for itself- SBM literally means‘ making your own body.’It is a set of simple, self-curing exercises for your back and neck by using a special SBM pillow.
The exercise will gradually correct the position of pelvis, leading to correction of balance disorders and muscle imbalances.
The beauty of SBM is not only acquiring the art of self-dependence and learning the joy of this exercise, but also the transformation from within and outside of one’s body.
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In June 2010, I was hospitalised with a
heart rate of nearly 18 beats per minute. My heart had been racing for several
days but I was under the impression it was food poisoning. Just two weeks after
my wedding on the Greek island of Naxos, I was diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis,
which meant that my body was over producing thyroxin and ultimately poisoning
me. On reflection, my heart rate was not the only symptom, I had been suffering
from mood swings, feeling excessively hot and had put on a lot of weight over
several years. I had put a lot of my symptoms down to my Father’s death and had
not suspected that I was unwell.
Once diagnosed with
Graves’s disease, an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland, I started on a treatment that suppressed the production of
thyroxin. I also had to take beta-blockers to treat the heart related symptoms.
In the months following the thyroid storm (thyrotoxicosis) I suffered heart
palpitations and anxiety attacks and was not sleeping. I limited my drinking of
alcohol as this also increases your heart rate and I made changes to my diet,
trying to eat more sensibly. My body had been producing ten times too much of
the hormone thyroxin and my endocrinologist said that I had had the most severe
case of thyrotoxicosis he had ever seen. I started to lose weight quite quickly
and felt less swollen but still very weak. I did not enjoy exercising, as my
heart rate would increase which frightened me, reminding me of my experience of
the thyroid storm.
I started SBM and taking flora pills in
February 2011. I found it very difficult to start with, the position felt
unnatural and I was very stiff. I was pleased that it did not increase my heart
rate but still felt as if I had worked my body. My weight loss increased
considerably and I felt some very quick changes to my body. I felt less
anxious, more peaceful and stronger. In the first month I lost a lot of
centimetres from around my waist and my master told me that my pelvis had moved
a lot. The vertebrae that relates to the immune system had been swollen, I had
felt this for years but did not consider it as a symptom of something more
serious. The muscles of my neck became stronger at the same time as my thyroid
gland (located in the neck) became less swollen. My
endocrinologist had told me that it might take several years to regulate my
thyroid gland’s production of thyroxin. I would probably have to be on
medication for the rest of my life and I would not be able to have children
until my levels were regulated.
In April 2011, just two months after
starting to practice SBM every day, my levels were normal. My endocrinologist
said that I could consider starting a family but that it might take years to
conceive so to be patient. In July 2011, I became pregnant. I continued SBM and
taking flora pills until the week before my daughter was born and my levels
stayed normal throughout the pregnancy. In month 7 of
the pregnancy, I was told to stop taking my thyroid medicine.
I had a difficult birth, I was overdue and
after a long labour, I had an emergency caesarean section. After the birth I
had an infection and feeding was difficult but the whole time I continued to
take flora and my levels stayed normal. Six weeks after the birth, once the
caesarean started to heal, I started to practice SBM again. It felt very
natural and I enjoyed feeling my muscles wake up after having been stretched
throughout the pregnancy. Being a mother is very physical and it is easy to
have a bad posture during feeding and nappy changing, SBM helps me to notice my
body and to listen to it and respect it. I find doing my exercises at the end
of each day very relaxing. It is now 12 weeks since
the birth of my daughter and I am still not on thyroid medicines. My levels are
normal and I have nearly lost all of the weight from the pregnancy.
I believe that SBM has helped my body to
recover after the thyroid storm. My endocrinologist
was amazed by the speed of my recovery from such a severe reaction. He believes
that a combination of my change in lifestyle, the SBM and the flora are to be
thanked for my quick recovery.
SBM has been a method for me to keep my
body in shape at a time when I did not enjoy cardiovascular exercise. I find SBM nearly meditative, I take my exercise time as time
to clear my mind and contemplate my day. It has helped me to hear my body and
notice when I am not treating it well. It has become an important part of my
life and my recovery. I hope eventually to go into total remission from
Grave’s disease and to stop having to take medicine all together.
About SBM Self Body Make is a set of simple, self-curing exercises for your back and neck using a special SBM pillow. The exercise will gradually correct the position of pelvis and spine, leading to correction of balance disorders and muscle imbalances.
For booking a trial lesson and inquiries, please contact us.