This month we investigate the practice and ori-gins of Yoga Nidra, commonly known as ‘yogic sleep’, and Jilly Shipway returns to offer more seasonal yoga tips to plant seeds of hope during winter. We also show you how to start and develop your own self-practice so that yoga can become an integral part of your life, and we report on the positive psychological effects of practising yoga. This month’s guest teacher, Michelle Nick-lin, guides us through Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx), Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord Of The Fishes) and Halasana (Plough), before dem-onstrating the ancient ‘Five Tibetans’ – simple exercises that can turn back the clock, increase energy and reduce stress. Plus we share some delicious recipes to cel-ebrate World Vegetarian Day, we look at the power of positive thinking and there are some wonderful Yogamasti clothes to be won. I hope you enjoy reading the magazine, and I look forward to meeting up with you next month.