Naturopathist and Writer
Amar Chandel comes from an erstwhile ruling family where for generations they havelived and practiced ancient Vedic way of life based on fundamentals of Ayurveda and Naturopathy. He combines this ancient legacy with the cutting edge medical research of today to come up with an all-encompassing formula for health, harmony and happiness. This is the key for longevity and leading a disease-free life even in today’s stress filled and toxic living.
He has been imparting this unique knowledge by encapsulating it all in easy-to-follow courses. By following his guidelines people have cured themselves of acute and chronic diseases without the use of medicines irrespective of age or the nature of the ailment.
He runs a charitable clinic and diagnostic lab for indigent people in his native village and also organizes health camps all over the area. He has devoted himself to philanthropic activities like promoting education and sports and was the recipient of the Haryana Rattan Award 2013.
He is a staunch supporter of pure humanism and universality of spirit. He firmly believes that spirituality cannot be taken synonymously with ‘religiosity’. Ritualism, he feels, cannot define our spiritual bent and divinity lies hidden within each one of us. However, it is only a pristine being that can search for the divine within the mortal body. This purity can be attained by the way a body chooses to nourish itself, and the kind of lifestyle a mortal being decides to follow.
For him, an ounce of practice carries more weight than a ton of theory. How one is to lead one’s life and what one has to do for becoming privy to mystical experiences can only be learned through the Pir-o-Murshid relationship or its Vedantic equivalent of guru-shishya bonding.
There are many sides to his personality and the more one learns about him, the more one understands his depth of thought and horizon of vision.
As a Journalist
He became the first person in his family to take up a job and rose to be the Associate Editor of ‘The Tribune’, one of the leading dailies of India based in Chandigarh. His insightful writing led even the legendary author and journalist Khushwant Singh to comment on one of the articles “I wish I had written that”! While with the newspaper, he wrote editorials and has over 3000 of these on international, national and regional subjects, to his credit. The weekly health page of the newspaper was also nurtured by him. While with the newspaper he wrote extensively on such subjects as health, environment, science, law, wildlife, social issues, sports, adventure and tourism. Political satire was his forte and he penned middles on a regular basis.
As an Author
In recent times, he has authored two books “PERFECT HEALTH IN 20 WEEKS” and “STRESS TO SERENITY”, both of which have turned out to be best sellers.
PERFECT HEALTH IN 20 WEEKS
Health is not just absence of diseases but the wonderful state where our body, mind and soul are working at their optimum capacity without any fuss. We compromise on almost all these fronts just because we merrily disobey the simple laws governing our eating, breathing, sleeping and exercising etc.
Some of us do it because we just don’t care. Some do not know the rules and some have been taught the rules wrongly. Most of us do not break the major laws but disobey the minor ones repeatedly. Nature is unforgiving. It never forgets or forgives the tiniest mistake. It punishes every indiscretion faithfully although the punishment comes years and even decades later. Not only that, it doesn’t care about your status. All are treated equally in the court of Nature.
The book “Perfect Health in 20 Weeks” enumerates at length these laws and then explains what problems arise when we break the laws. Once one is familiar with what is causing various problems, it is very easy to apply correctives. Not only that, it guides us how to undo the damage caused over decades by maintaining strict lifestyle discipline over a period of just 20 weeks.
FROM STRESS TO SERENITY
Talk to anyone and the most common malady he will complain about is stress and tension. It will be rare to find a man or woman who does not suffer from stress. Even kids grumble about this problem. If it is work-related or income-related stress in the case of adults, children are done in by uncertainties and apprehensions regarding their future and studies.
Many think that stress is the inescapable consequence of the busy life today. What they conveniently forget is that life is less risky and busy today than in the past. Yet, we are more tense today than half a century ago. It is just that we do not know how to unwind.
Why is that so? Where are we going wrong? That is the subject matter of this slim volume that analyses the root causes of the problem and then tries to offer solutions step by step. The remedies are simple, practical and easy to follow, which even a child can implement. Technical jargon has been consciously avoided, lest the volume reads like a textbook.
The book has evolved after an experience of the four decades that Amar Chandel spent teaching Holistic Healing to thousands of students. While doing so, he noticed that most of the people suffer far more than what the gravity of a problem demands. That is because they have never been able to train themselves to minimize their suffering. This book aids all such people.
There are many factors which contribute to stress. All those cannot be removed in a day. The transformation from stress to serenity is a long-drawn-out process. So, one has to proceed one step at a time. That is why chapters of the book have been kept exceptionally short. One can read these in a jiffy if one wants, reflect on these and then act on them one by one at leisure. However, for the teaching to be truly effective, this is not a book which should be read cover to cover in one sitting.
The impact of stress on one’s health is greatly commented on. What is not so widely known is the effect of one’s health on one’s mental condition. This is the less-travelled route that has been taken in this book to solve our emotional problems: a healthy mind in a healthy body.
We think — erroneously — that stress is all in the mind. Actually, the body and the mind are two sides of the same coin. In fact, one can call it electro-magnetism. Wherever one is present, the other is bound to be there. If one has to conquer stress, one has to begin at the beginning, by taking care of one’s health. Conquering one’s emotions comes only later. The book makes many such unconventional suggestions to triumph over an inevitable by-product of modern living.