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#84 Sitting in Silence

Body Wisdom With Dr. Michele

Welcome to Season 3 of the Body Wisdom Podcast with Dr. Michele.

This season the podcast will be focusing on healthy habits. As your host, I’ll be recording solo episodes which will answer some of the most common questions I’m asked as a physician such as “how do I build a new habit?” "which habits are essential to get healthy again?" "what can I do to lose weight?" "how can I look and feel younger again?" "how can I start exercising again if I haven't done it in years?" and more. I will also be coaching patients and clients live on-air, and conducting interviews with other health & wellness experts. Of course, I am always open to new topic ideas, so if there is a topic you would like me to address or if there is a question you would like answered, please reach out. Email me directly at

Today Dr. Michele discusses "Sitting in Silence"

I hope you enjoy the show!

About Dr. Michele:

As a physician & surgeon, certified Ayurvedic and Autoimmune health coach, yoga/anatomy teacher, and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is an Advocate for Women's Health. Her passion is helping women help themselves to heal their body. She is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation, the creator and host of the Body Wisdom with Dr. Michele Podcast, and the leader of the Body Wisdom Membership Program.

She has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. She combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her patients and clients. For over 24 years, Dr. Michele has dedicated herself to maintaining a private medical practice and providing exceptional care to her patients while at the same time studying holisitic and integrative medicine. Dr. Michele believes that food is medicine and that yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation are the keys to perfect health.

Dr. Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from UCBerkeley, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate degree in Podiatry from Barry University, and graduated from a Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency in Los Angeles. Dr. Michele is also certified in Ayurvedic as well as Autoimmune Health Coaching, Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Laser Therapy. Dr. Michele specializes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga to provide the most healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation to her patients and clients. Dr. Michele has studied Ayurvedic Medicine extensively and has worked with some of the best practitioners throughout the United States to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of medicine.

Combining yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation is one of Dr. Michele’s passions so that she can spread the word to as many people as possible that this is the path to perfect health.

Show Notes:

What does regular meditation mean to you? Is it daily? Is it daily for 5 minutes or 20 minutes? What happens when you don’t practice for a while? Do you feel more spiritually disconnected? Do you feel less in control? Do you get more depressed? Do you get more busy? Do you feel like you are just skating on the surface of life? Does life go by too fast? Do you feel more anxious? Notice what has happened to you when you practice and when you don’t practice.

Why does meditation work? There are research studies on why it works.

Daily mindfulness practice has been proven to increase tuolumerase, the caps on the end of our genes, which can reduce cell damage and lengthen our lives.

What are the benefits of meditation? It boosts our immune system so we can fight off disease better, from the flu to cancer.

Some of the effects of meditation: improved focus, better concentration, better communication, improved relationships, clarity of thinking, we feel safer, we have less accidents, more precision, more clear with our intentions, more efficient, more aware of how we feel and what we say, more conscious in our relationships, especially when we are in a state of transition.

There are more spiritual effects too, such as more peace of mind, more sense of flow, more faith, more access to intuition, more self-confidence, better insight, more discipline, more caring, more calmness.

Physically, the benefits include reducing stress, more gene repair, balanced heart rate, lower blood pressure.

Why are you meditating? Is it because you think you should do it? We will have a shift in our meditation practice and we will make it more effective if we know why we are doing it. Focus on it before you start.

Ask yourself, “why should I meditate today?” Notice what comes in. Ask yourself, “why do I need to medit...

12/03/19 • 18 min

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