Contribution of Jehangir Hospital

Pune city is called “the cultural capital” of Maharashtra in India. Here ‘culture’ does not only mean festivals and celebrations but it includes courage, ethics and honesty too. As far as ethics and honesty is concerned, along with the people of the city, the history of this place, and other esteemed institutions, Jehangir Hospital is one of the important institutions which has contributed to society by giving priority to service, and does not compromise on ethics and honesty.

Foundation of Jehangir Nursing Home, now Jehangir Hospital, Pune was laid on 6th February 1946 by Sir Cowasji Jehangir, Bt and Lady Hirabai Jehangir, in the form of a 10 bedded nursing home with the purpose to help treat sick and diseased people. It was probably the first private hospital in the city. Lady Hirabai actively participated in running Jehangir Nursing Home. Within next two to three years, many people started coming for treatment, and then Lady Hirabai felt, that, this facility needed an expansion to accommodate and serve a larger number of people.  She kept this thought in front of Sir Cowasji Jehangir. But because at that time, taxation law was newly implemented, which was affecting the liquidity in cash, and so, he asked to hold this thought for some time. But Lady Hirabai felt that immediate expansion of Jehangir Nursing Home was more important and necessary, so that, a larger number of people could get quality treatment on time. She quickly took out her precious jewelry, called jeweler at home, and sold her precious emerald which was estimated to be around Rs.20 lac at that time. When she was asked why she sold her traditional jewelry, she replied that “I am very happy that this emerald could be used for the noble cause of providing medical treatment for the needy.” And she used those 20 lacs in the expansion of Jehangir Nursing Home. She set up an example in society for a noble cause which is continued by the current Lady Jehangir and Sir Cowasji Jehangir, Bt successfully.

The motto of Jehangir Hospital is “We add care” which is truly applied here. Under the motto of “We add care”, sick people are taken care properly, they are not exploited economically in anyway and the right treatment is given as required. In addition to this, Yoga has been included for stress and mind management which is conducted by experienced Yoga Teachers. The teachers go to different wards and according to the state of the In-Patients, they use efficient techniques like Yoga Nidra and relaxation to reduce stress which is working very well. According to the Yoga Teachers, the excessive stress (which is very obvious in hospital environment) resists and hampers with the natural healing of the body and medical treatment. By minimizing the stress, body works at its optimum healing capacity and medical treatment becomes more effective.

Along with In-Patient stress management sessions, regular yoga sessions for nursing and housekeeping staff are also conducted, in order to help them serve patients effectively using a positive state of mind, with empathy, patience and calmness.

Every year on foundation day, Jehangir Hospital felicitates their staff for honesty. This year too, one staff who brought in a packet of Rs.50,000 currency notes to the office which he found lying somewhere in the hospital, was honored. Another lady staff, showing her honesty, submitted a purse with mobile and money, was also honored. Like this, there are many more examples in the hospital who have proven time and again that “Honesty is the best policy”.

To treat sick people in the right and appropriate way is the service to the country which Jehangir Hospital is doing dedicatedly and we feel very proud to be a part of “THE TEAM”.

Thanks & Regards

Prashant Pandey

Yoga Teacher

Mob – +91 8698242607

Sunday Workshop – Yogic Management of Blood Sugar & Diabetes

While medical science claims diabetes is incurable, many studies have proven that it responds very well to yogic management.”

With this perspective, Mr. Prashant Pandey is conducting a Yoga workshop on Blood Sugar & Diabetes. Mr. Prashant Pandey, currently working with Jehangir Hospital, is a Yoga Teacher by profession who is teaching Yoga since 1996 and has vast experience of teaching in the field of health and spiritual wellness.

Aims & Objectives: –

  • Blood sugar & diabetes management through Yoga.
  • To experience peace of mind through various yogic practices.
  • Reduction in stress level and its management.
  • Research based orientation.

Schedule: –

7.00 am – 8.30 am             Asana, Pranayama & Relaxation

8.30 am – 9.00 am             Breakfast

9.00 am – 9.45 am             Stress Management Program (SMP)

9.45 am – 10.30 am           Yoga Nidra & Meditation

10.30 am – 11.00 am         Question & answer session


433 / 10, Saraswat Colony, Behind Old Zilla Parishad, Somwar Peth, Pune – 411 001

Date: –

16th February 2020, Sunday

Time: –

7.00 AM to 11.00 AM

Contact persons :

Ms. Yogini : 9623600316

Ms. Meenal : 9881000443


* We shall provide tea & breakfast

Yoga Nidra & Meditation Retreat

The concept

Oxford dictionary defines “retreat” as a period of time when someone takes break from their usual activities and go to a quiet place for prayer, meditation, self-introspection. On the other hand, in eight limbs of Raja Yoga, the fifth limb of ‘Pratyahara’ is also termed as “retreat” which means withdrawal of the senses.

In broader perspective, both meanings are same, indicate a period of time when we take a break from our usual activities and come to a peaceful place and surroundings where with yogic techniques we can withdraw the senses and connect with our inspiration, motivation and goal of the life and then again go back to our world to perform all our duties in a more efficient way.

For this, the retreat is developed and will be conducted by Mr. Prashant Pandey, who is a Yoga Teacher and Astrologer by profession who is teaching Yoga since 1996 and having vast experience of teaching in the field of health and spiritual wellness.

The objectives

The retreat on Yoga Nidra & Meditation will be based on following objectives:-

  • For good physical health by the practices of Hatha Yoga.
  • For good mental health with the practices of Yoga Nidra.
  • For good emotional health with the practices of Meditation, i.e Trataka and Antar Mouna (Inner Silence)
  • Astrological consultancy to know about personality and working on SWAN principle (Strength, Weaknesses, Ambition, Need)

Yogic components

The 5 days retreat includes the following components of Yoga-

Hatha Yoga starts with body purification. In retreat, the initial emphasis is given for the purification of the physical body through the traditional practices of shatkarmas followed by the practices of asanas, pranayamas, mudra and bandhas

Yoga Nidra is an art of relaxation through which the samskaras, the mental dirt, that accumulates daily in our subconscious, is removed so that the progress of upliftment takes place in our life.

Meditation is a process to connect with our source by healing the emotional injury.

Health Management Portfolio (HMP) is a program developed by Mr. Prashant Pandey who is also a certified Astrologer with the title of “Jyotish Praveen” (Acquaintance with Astrology). In HMP, the science of Yoga, Astrology and Ayurveda is included. With the help of Astrological reading, a specific Yoga program, appropriate diet and lifestyle guidance is given which help the participant to go ahead in a planned manner.

Retreat’s Venue

The retreat will be conducted by Mr. Prashant Pandey in collaboration with Muskotia Wellness @ Kilbury forest, Nainital Himalayas, Uttrakhand, INDIA.

Yoga Nidra and Meditation Retreat is a 5 days residential Retreat (6 nights and 7 days with Check in and Check out) dates Check in 19.4.2020 (Sunday) to 25.4.2020 (Saturday) for a select group of participants so that individual care & attention be provided to every participant.

For details, please open the link :-


Prashant Pandey

Yoga Teacher & Astrologer

+91 8698242607

Group Yoga Class at Koregaon Park, Pune

Sunderban Yoga Studio

The Concept

We conduct classes for groups according to their age and need. The purpose of these sessions is to manage different disorders, improve & enhance overall health, upliftment of pranic & energy levels and to experience peace and harmony. Group sessions create specific energy levels which influence synchronicity at both individual and group level.

Aims of the program

  • To experience the benefits of Yoga as per the participant’s need & requirement.
  • To experience Yoga with it’s real purpose.
  • To deal and manage physical restrictions and issues.
  • To experience high immunity, stamina and will power.
  • Reduced stress levels.
  • Experiencing peace of mind.

Components of Yoga

Asanas: – Harmonize the nervous system, improving the functions of Heart, Pancreas, Kidneys and balance the hormones in the body.

Pranayama: – Provides extra oxygen to lungs and other body systems, relaxes the Heart, removes stagnant energy from Pancreas and abdominal organs.

Yoga Nidra: – One of the best relaxation techniques to release mental stress and improves quality of sleep.

Meditation: – To heal the emotional injuries which is the main cause of major diseases. Its helps to slow down the heart rate, elongates the length of the breath and conserves the energy.

Features of program:-

  • 3 days compact program on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
  • 4.45 PM to 5.45 PM.
  • Discussion and experience sharing of yogic practices.
  • The place is surrounded by greenery & positive vibes.
  • Prashant Pandey and Ruchira Pandey are the Yoga Teachers, Therapists & Consultants. They have profound and vast teaching experience of 20+ years with various groups & individuals in Pune and in the country. They are also working as Yoga Therapists in Jehangir Hospital, IT Companies and Educational Institutions and are dedicated to spread the message of YOGA.

Venue : Sunderban Resort & Spa, Lane 1, Next to Osho Commune, Koregaon Park, Pune 1

For details, please contact:-

+91-8698242607 +91-9766375479


Pregnancy Yoga

Pre-Natal Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga or Antenatal/Prenatal Yoga is the yoga and the practices done by a lady after conceiving, while carrying her baby.

Pre-natal yoga is a combination of Asanas, Pranayamas, Relaxation, Yoga Nidra, Meditation techniques and different Mantra Chantings. Regular Yoga under guidance of a competent teacher will help to:

  • Boost the mind
  • Strengthen muscles making them flexible
  • Right breathing
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Reduces pregnancy aches and pains
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Builds endurance
  • Manages weight gain
  • Ability to judge the right amount of quantity of food to eat
  • Prepares the nervous system to handles the situational stress during and after the child birth (pre or post trauma of child birth)
  • Makes it much easier to get back in shape after child birth
  • Awaken and connect to the spiritual aspect

Apart from these benefits, Yoga practiced during pregnancy is also known as ‘Garbha-Samskara’. ‘Garbha’ means the foetus in the womb and ‘Samskara’ means impression or educating the mind.

Yoga Nidra, the psychic sleep, is a beautiful technique of meditational relaxation. Yoga Nidra allows to take Sankalpa (Resolve) which is a seed deep buried in the sub-conscious soil of human mind. When the mother takes a positive Sankalpa every day during Yoga Nidra, the unborn baby grasp the Sankalpa subtly and is born with it. The Sankalpa taken during the practice of Yoga Nidra allows the baby to develop those qualities which will improve the quality of its body, thoughts, deeds and LIFE.

The three mantras given by our Guru, calm down mental activities immediately changing the attitude, reducing the stress and anxiety, thus promoting physical and mental wellbeing of mother and baby throughout the pregnancy span and post-delivery. Those three mantras are Mahamritunjaya Mantra, Gayatri Mantra and Durgaadvaatrinshannaamamaala (32 names of Devi Durga).

A special bond between mother and child develops immensely through Yoga, as it becomes a silent language of communication for both.

TRATAKA, a meditation practice of cleansing of thoughts and good concentration imparts high concentration to the baby in the womb.

Post-natal Yoga

Post pregnancy yoga is equally necessary which is done after 4 – 6 weeks of delivery. The Yoga practices in this section allows:

  • The asanas help body to come in shape
  • All the organs are activated, thus improved blood circulation and functioning
  • Helps the mother to deal with the sudden change of time table
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Proper toning of the whole body, especially the reproductive area
  • Helps to gain the wisdom to take proper care of the child
  • Right mental attitude
  • Allows the mother to continue giving the Samskaras to the child, with the help of Sankalpa during Yoga Nidra and Mantra Chantings.


Ruchira Pandey

Yoga Teacher & Therapist at Jehangir Hospital, Pune

Mobile no – 9766375479

Mail id-

Prayer opens the path of yoga

The saints always advocate about the importance of Prayer. Whenever prayer is done with true feeling and connection, then, help comes from divine and someone becomes the medium. It so happened with this gentle lady who was not keeping well and was on the verge of surgery. One fine morning, with too much sadness, stress and disappointment, she prayed to her God wholeheartedly to show her the light and guide to the right path. After her prayer, she picked up the newspaper and one leaflet fell down from the newspaper. She took the leaflet and read it. It was for a Yoga class which was being conducted near her home. After reading the leaflet in the morning, she joined Yoga session at 11.00 am on the same day and from there, the change took in her life, which transformed her. Today she is a very sincere yoga practitioner.

I am sharing the feedback of her journey towards health under the shelter of yoga and by the strength of her true prayer to Almighty.

“Hello, Om Shanti!

I am Rajeshree Patil. I am 63 years old. This month, I completed one year of my yoga class. I want to share my experience of yoga effect. One year ago, I used to do yogasanas while watching TV but something happened in my life.

In Dec.2016, I started to feel irregular heart-beats. For few days, I took rest, I tried my best to stop it but I could not. Then I went to my family doctor. He examined me, gave medicines and told me to come after one week. I took those medicines but the problem was same. I went to my doctor. My doctor sent me to Cardiologist.

The Cardiologist monitored my chest for 72 hours {halter test} and the report was horrible. At some points my heart beat was 186 per minute. Doctor sent me to Ruby Hall Clinic to do other tests, like 2D Eco etc. Then I collected all reports and went to visit my Cardiologist. He suggested me to undergo a pace-maker surgery. I was devastated but I was determined not to undergo surgery and was finding a more healthy and safe option considering my age.

During this period, I noticed a pamphlet regarding yoga class which was being conducted at Sunderban Yoga Studio under the guidance of Shri Prashant Pandey Sir and Smt. Ruchira Pandey Ma’am. From 1st Feb 2017, I started attending the class. Right from 1st week, I started to see improvements in my condition. Within a few weeks all my medical conditions were successfully solved and I started to feel young and healthy again. It felt as if I was given another chance in life to enjoy and live to my best. After six months, I decided to check myself and evaluate the situation. The report simply surprised me. The heart beat condition was absolutely in control and in normal phase. The bonus I got was that my cholesterol levels too had decreased and my haemoglobin, vitamin B-12 and D-3 levels had increased.

Last month (In January 2018), I did a full body check-up and everything, means everything, was reported healthy and there were no hiccups whatsoever. I owe all of this success which I achieved within a year due to Pandey Sir’s method and way of understanding this amazing and spiritual yoga class. I literally mean it when I say I owe him this healthy life.


I believe that no journey of a student is complete without a teacher or mentor. I am very grateful to my destiny and perhaps feel lucky that I happened to meet this spiritual and wonderful person as my yoga teacher. A day does not go by when I don’t thank him with all my heart for entering my life and making it better, and I am sure that he will help make it best. Thank you very much Sir for helping, nurturing and elevating my yoga experience. Thanks a lot Sir!”