Agnieszka Rostkowska

An author and editor with "Przekrój". She loves the East: yoga, meditation, traditional Chinese medicine, ayurveda and holistic approaches to health. She is also fascinated by the Middle East, especially Turkey, where she worked for years as a foreign correspondent. She even wrote a reportage book "Wojownicy o szklanych oczach. W poszukiwaniu Nowej Turcji" (Glass-eyed warriors. In search of the New Turkey). The book was nominated to the Grand Press 2021 Award in the Reportage Book of the Year category.
Unshaken as The Himalayas
Soul + Body
Breathe In

Unshaken as The Himalayas

For centuries, yoga adepts and spiritual seekers have been heading to Rishikesh, a small city in northern India. Przekrój editor and yogi Agnieszka Rostkowska followed in their footsteps to talk with Sandeep Pandey, one of the most renowned yoga teachers in the Himalayan Yoga tradition.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
Find the Inner Teacher
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Find the Inner Teacher

Kirti Gahlawat, a winner of multiple world championship medals in yoga, discusses respecting limits in yoga and how to find a good teacher, along with much more.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
Power Points
Soul + Body
Breathe In

Power Points

Imagine that all it takes is a ten-second gentle touch to set off or cure ailments like headaches. “It’s possible,” says Ayurvedic doctor Nisha Manikantan in conversation with Agnieszka Rostkowska.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
Let the Waves Flow
Soul + Body
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Let the Waves Flow

Your thoughts are not your enemy. Let them come and go like waves on the ocean. Spiritual teacher Swami Jyothirmayah tells Agnieszka Rostkowska how to keep peace of mind.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
Oh My Dosha
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Oh My Dosha

Ayurveda encourages us to live in harmony with our true nature. Agnieszka Rostkowska speaks with Ayurvedic physician Dilbag Jindal about how to find the path that is right for you and how to achieve a balance.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
On Point
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

On Point

According to traditional Chinese medicine, puncturing the body with needles can restore physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
Squaring the Circle

Squaring the Circle

The circular geometric configurations most commonly associated with Eastern religions can also be used to regenerate and restore life balance.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
Like Stroking a Butterfly’s Wing
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Like Stroking a Butterfly’s Wing

The Butterfly Touch method developed by Eva Reich shows how less means more and how power lies in gentleness.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
The Language of the Gods
World + People
The Other School

The Language of the Gods

It is one of the world’s oldest languages and belongs to the Indo-European family, meaning that Sanskrit is still alive and well today—at home and abroad.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
The Wheels of Energy
Soul + Body
Good Mood

The Wheels of Energy

Ancient Hindu and Buddhist Tantra describe various focal points on the human body, which can be “worked” on to attain physical and psychological benefits.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
The Power of Moxa
Soul + Body
Good Food

The Power of Moxa

In parts of East Asia, dried mugwort leaves are burned by folk doctors to prevent the sorts of illnesses that can arise in the winter months.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
The Karaites: Poland’s Forgotten Ethnic Minority
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Karaites: Poland’s Forgotten Ethnic Minority

The Karaites are Poland’s smallest ethnic minority. What do we know about their history? And what does their future hold?
Agnieszka Rostkowska