2018年6月14日木曜日

Herniated disc with 2 exercised + our glucosamine to avoid Surgery

A lumbar herniated disc and Ear ringing
It was while I was waiting for my operation day for herniated discs when I came across Self Body Make (SBM). I was desperately browsing the web looking for any information, which might help ease my extreme backache caused by the herniated discs.
I noticed some symptoms in my late 20's. One day at work, out of sudden I felt a strong pain on my lower back at work, which enabled me to sit at my desk. It was a temporary pain so I didn't pay much attention. However, the same thing started to happen more frequently and eventually, I had to give up on my work as the numbness on my left leg, despite three-times-a-week osteopath treatments, prevented me from walking. It was so unbelievably painful to do simple things like standing or sitting that I had to limit my time outside and lie flat on the floor most of the time at home. Thinking back, there were a few symptoms appearing a few years prior to the first incident. Ear ringing since the age of seven, crossing my legs while sitting since young age, sleeping only on my front, bunions, pain on my left leg... During our yearly family photo shoot, the photographer used to say to me, "keep your left shoulder level, it's higher than the right shoulder". I remember thinking, "how come? I am standing perfectly straight!". I also noticed the hem of their left trousers legs were always worn out, and wet on rainy days because they were touching the ground even though the right trousers legs were perfectly fine.
Just then, I came across SBM, and immediately empathized with its concept: make your own body (Self Body Make). I applied for a trial lesson and decided to cancel the operation and try SBM instead. The first three months was a battle with the pain, the pain caused by this exercise in order to create S-curve on the spine, which was so straight that it made the discs to deform. I was already in an unbearable pain without doing anything, so it wasn't too difficult to handle the pain knowing the exercise was making the condition better. I decided not to pressurizing myself so that I would do the exercise everyday in a bid to make it a habit. I was aware too well that Rome was not built in one day. When I realized I was making a progress thanks to a body check every month, it made me motivate even further. After a while, I noticed I was in tune with my own body and started to feel subtle changes. After all, it was me who make myself better or worse and SBM made me realize this.
I experienced two happy pregnancies
It's been nearly 5 years since my very first SBM lesson. During this time, I experienced two happy pregnancies. Doctors feared I would be bed bound as the extra weight would most likely worsen my already bad condition and I wouldn't be able to walk. Luckily, despite the doctors concern, everything went smoothly and I didn't even have a backache, let alone a walking difficulty! I carried on working until I was over 38 weeks pregnant, and exercised SBM until the day before my children were born. Today, while I'm busy with two young children, I have my 'me' time every night which I choose to spent reflecting on my mind and body by doing SBM. It's a blessing to have such a calm and positive time after a hectic day. I am so looking forward to introduce SBM to my children and share the experience together.



2017年11月1日水曜日

Lily and Gold SBM Detox Seminar in London

Lily and Gold SBM Detox Seminar in London

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 11:00 - 17:00 @ North Finchley






Are you interested in detox, foods, fasting, exercise? 


To effectively conduct Detox based on Self Body Make (SBM)
Get some ideas for doing SBM to detox your body and your mind.



About Self Body Make


Self Body Make (SBM) is a phrase invented by Yuriko, a fashion model and the founder of LILY & GOLD TOKYO, school for Self Body Make.

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.    

The theory of SBM is profound. The more you exercise, the more you will discover. No matter what your age is, you can evolve your body and mind through SBM.


Find Lily & Gold London online at:


2017年7月6日木曜日

Lily and Gold SBM Detox Seminar in London


Lily and Gold SBM Detox Seminar in London

Sunday, 9 July 2017 11:00 - 17:00 @ Camden 



Are you interested in detox, foods, fasting, exercise? 


To effectively conduct Detox based on Self Body Make (SBM)
Get some ideas for doing SBM to detox your body and your mind.



About Self Body Make


Self Body Make (SBM) is a phrase invented by Yuriko, a fashion model and the founder of LILY & GOLD TOKYO, school for Self Body Make.

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.    

The theory of SBM is profound. The more you exercise, the more you will discover. No matter what your age is, you can evolve your body and mind through SBM.


Find Lily & Gold London online at:



2017年7月5日水曜日

Program recommended  ー The Art of Japanese Life BBC4

If you are interested in Japanese culture I highly recommended a program BBC4
The art of Japanese life!





Historian James Fox explores the connections between Japanese culture and the natural world, examining the influence of the country's two major religions of Shintoism and Buddhism.

The Art of Japanese Life


2017年7月4日火曜日

I have no doubt that the confidence, braveness, and SBM exercise you taught me would bring me happiness wherever I go in the future.

SBm Graduation tesimonial

Here's what clients and graduates are saying about SBM lesson.

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After tackling family issues I had been avoiding for years while back in Japan, I returned to London with a fresh mind, vowing to myself it would be my turn to find happiness by detoxing both my mind and body. The first day I returned to SBM class Mika declared my graduation. Now that was totally out of the blue. “Please Mika, I don’t want to leave just yet!” I begged for an extension, because I felt I was far from being ready to graduate.



Six years ago I was transferred to the London Office of the bank I had been working for. Approximately six months after the internal transfer, I was introduced to SBM by my colleague from my previous workplace. Back then I had a habit of torturing my body without taking rest to get a sense of euphoric high through tough endurance physical exercise, such as long-distance triathlons. As a result, I had menopause, back pain, and sharp pain in my toes and fingers for no apparent reason. What’s more, I was seen by a psychiatrist for almost a year for what seemed to be a depression caused by fatigue. The only thing I thought I was good at and could shine at were hard workouts. The fact that I was unable to work out, let alone feeling unmotivated to, made me shattered.      

For nearly a year I would pay a visit to any chiropractor with the reputation of having “God’s hands”. I was therefore in a desperate state by the time I was introduced to SBM. 



I fell badly while skiing and developed a herniated disk in my twenties. In addition I used to abuse my back by taking part in long-distance cycling races. Maybe all these factors contributed to thin, fragile intervertebral discs. The back exercise part of SBM was therefore very painful at first, and my back was rigid. Because I was right handed, I had been putting so much toll on my right side of the body through playing lacrosse over the years. And that had seemed to contribute to the sharp pain I felt above my right scapula towards the end of the back exercise. I was once told by a chiropractor with so-called “God’s hands” that I was extremely patient and tolerant to pain.  My muscles were so stiff that he couldn’t work to their cores. He concluded by saying “Being tolerant sounds like a good thing. But on the contrary, you wouldn’t be able to hear your body when it screams for help. Do be careful.” So I was officially tolerant to pain. But the pain brought on by SBM was so intense that it reduced me to tears.



I cannot recall when exactly and how many times I felt it, but after almost five-and-a-half years of practicing SBM, I realised I was going through changes in my mindset. I started SBM to cure my body. Even though my back was starting to stabilise, it needed more work. I felt extremely cold while doing the neck exercise and probably felt that sense of coldness longer than other people. And that made me blame myself for not being good enough and not working hard enough. I am a Japanese. Together with a long track record of playing sports as a team member for years, I was proud of possessing high sense of responsibility. I was taking myself too seriously both in and outside of work. I felt highly stressed when I saw people who were too relaxed and not taking things seriously. I overestimated my tolerance level and was overconfident that I could handle stress easily. That made things worse gradually. Whenever I felt stress, I felt an acute pain at the back of my neck to the point I literally felt as if my eyes and teeth were going to drop. I also felt nausea and intense migraine at the same time. And to top it off, I had a severe back pain which forced me to lie in bed for few days. According to Mika who checked my body at the time, my neck was unstable as if my head was going to fall off. All these symptoms were the signs of my body screaming for help, thanks to SBM. It was then that my mind was gradually shifting to the point that I was starting to feel kind to myself and to others. Such a mind shift was not easy, but I was starting to pat my back by feeling proud of myself for taking each day as it came, fighting alone in a foreign country. This was not only owing to Mika and for her instructions that stress was the worst enemy within oneself, but it was also thanks to others’ help.

I typically attended classes in the evenings, where I would meet 3 other single working girls like myself. They all had respective challenges in life and by knowing everyone was doing her best, watching them transforming both their physiques and minds for the better, and sharing the journey of transformation bonded us as if we were all one big family with Mika as the head. (I am sorry if that is just my own imagination!) My loneliness in this country healed immensely. On that note, I thank Mika and all my classmates from the bottom of my heart. I am truly lost for words. If I did not come across SBM six years ago, I wouldn’t have managed to survive all this time. These six years didn’t fly past me for nothing- these six years were meant to be. I could proudly say so because my mind has become much healthier over the years. SBM certainly worked both within and outside my body. I have ditched my life motto: “life is full of hardships” and have converted to believe in “being kind to oneself”. I have discovered that happiness is to live each day with respect and by enjoying life. My graduation couldn’t have come at a better time.  

Dear Mika, I am grateful for your kindness and no-nonsense strictness throughout your instruction. I have no doubt that the confidence, braveness, and SBM exercise you taught me would bring me happiness wherever I go in the future. I thank you in advance for your continued support.

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2017年5月27日土曜日

I wanted to cure my ‘hunchback’ so I decided to start SBM

Clients voice SBM detox seminar.



Thank you for the 5-hour SBM detox seminar.
Even though it was for a couple of days, I experienced fasting for the first time in my life. What’s more, refraining from smoking and drinking coffee was mind-changing.

I started SBM purely because I wanted to cure my hunchback.

I did the exercise at my own pace but physical changes were happening slowly but surely. And the fact that I was sensing these changes was a signal to the next step.

The theme of the 5-hour event was to “release tension and relax”.
And the key onomatopoeia was ‘funya-funya’, the state of loosen up. I wasn’t uttering ‘funya-funya’ during the session, but replaying the phrase in my mind helping to stablise my pace while exercising.

Most importantly, the aim of attending this event was to change my attitude towards binge eating and quitting cigarettes. And it worked wonders. 

My work does not allow me to eat regularly, and I was fine with just one meal a day- or so I thought. In fact, quitting my so-called ‘staple foods` which I would take from dawn to dusk, namely coffee and cigarettes, seemed more daunting. Now I am few days in since I gave up the two. Hopefully I will stay this way. It would be fantastic if I could give up smoking for good. This event made me rethink my work-life balance and the significance of healthy diet and sleeping well. Let’s hope this seminar has been the turning point for me to improve my body over the coming months.





Lily and Gold  SBM Detox Seminar in London
Sunday , 9 July 2017 11:30 - 16:30  
£300    Available 

 For more details : info@lilyandgold-london.com



2017年5月26日金曜日

Summer day !!

It will be another dry, sunny and very warm day. I want to do SBM outside.






 Hyde Park




Regents park











Herniated disc with 2 exercised + our glucosamine to avoid Surgery

A lumbar herniated disc and Ear ringing It was while I was waiting for my operation day for herniated discs when I came across Self Body...