Jyoti Shines A Light: Ishita Modi
Connecting the dots of life, much like binding yoga poses, can be best achieved with an open heart. We ask that you open your heart as we expand our special family with a wonderful yogini that was a caretaker in another life, Ishita Modi.
Ishita has many areas of expertise including Warm Yoga and Reiki Healing. When she is off the mat, she practices in the healthcare industry because she loves playing a role in the healing journey of those who need her powerful gifts.
Heal, balance and unblock a different chakra every Friday to become a happier and healthier version of yourself with the support of our skilled new member of the Jyoti Family by registering here!
But first, let’s find out about Ishita’s superpowers…
What made you fall in love with taking care of your body?
I started my yoga journey with prenatal yoga when I was pregnant with my first child. I was both hooked and inspired.
A few years later, my mental and physical health were slipping through my fingers, and I knew it was time to do something about it. Yoga immediately came to mind. I reignited my practice and dedicated myself to understanding the physical and mental benefits of asanas. Yoga has been my lifeline ever since.
Practicing yoga motivates me to give my body, mind and soul lots of care and attention. When I am restless, agitated or anxious, I take a deep breath and connect to my inner self to find immediate peace and strength to deal with whatever comes my way. Yoga has inspired me to eat healthily, live happily and deal with stress in effective ways. Wellness means achieving internal happiness and peace and honoring yourself and others. Yoga reinforces the concept of self-awareness, like not reacting to a situation immediately and choosing my emotions carefully. Practicing yoga, meditation and reiki have taught me that sometimes pain is inevitable, but suffering is always optional. This optimistic perspective has led to an amazing relationship with myself which trickles down to other relationships in my life, making them beautiful.
What does self-care mean to you?
Self-care is listening to your body and honoring its needs, discovering calmness in stormy situations, being able to find balance between happiness and sadness and achieving inner peace. Listening to what your spirit needs at the moment, meditating, walking in nature and laughing with loved ones are all incredible forms of self-care.
What inspires you most?
Nature inspires me most. Being in nature helps me clear my mind and eliminate negative thoughts to connect with my inner self.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
There’s no better time to be happy than right now!
Alfred D. Souza said: “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last, it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
This perspective has enlightened me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the journey. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more if you shared it with someone special enough to spend your time with. And remember that time waits for no one!
How do you ignite your inner light?
Practicing yoga, taking nature walks and hiking and spending quality time with my loved ones.