How to Induce Lucid Dreaming

There are many different approaches and techniques to induce lucid dreaming, but do they all work, which are best for a beginner and are some more effective than others? If you're new to lucid dreaming then these are probably the kind of questions you want answers to.

Choosing the right techniques can dramatically shorten the time it takes you to induce your first lucid dream and make the process much more rewarding. Below I'm going to take you through the basics which should form the core of any attempt to learn how to induce lucid dreaming. But first if you don't want to wait, and would rather take the fast track to lucid dreaming then you should check out Instant Lucid Dreams, the only lucid dreaming course that comes with a guarantee of lucidity.

 

Keep a Dream Diary

How will you know if you manage to become lucid if you don't remember your dreams? Many people often say 'I don't remember my dreams' or worse 'I don't have any dreams'. This simply isn't true, as long as you're getting at least 7 hours sleep then everyone has at least 5-6 dreams every night.

The best way to improve your dream recall is to keep a dream diary. Keep it by the side of your bed and write down anything you can remember from your dreams as soon you wake up. To begin with this might be only tiny flashes, images or feelings. Just write it all down, this proves to your brain you're serious about remembering your dreams, and the more you do the better your dream recall will get.

 

Perform Reality Checks

Reality checks are a simple test you can do to check whether or not you're dreaming. An example is holding your nose closed between your thumb and index finger and trying to breath through it. Suprisingly while you are dreaming you will still be able to breathe through your nose. This is often enough to jolt your mind into a realisation that you must be in a dream.

If you perform reality checks often enough during the day, the action will become a habit and you will continue to do it even while dreaming. You can make the reality check more powerful by asking yourself 'Am I dreaming?' each time your perform the check.

Other good reality checks are:

- Look at your hands and count the number of fingers, in a dream you will find you have 4 or 6 on each hand.

- Look at something written down, look away and then look back again, in a dream the words will often change.

 

Techniques to Induce Lucid Dreaming

A good beginners technique is the Mnemonic Induced Lucid Dreams (MILD), it is quick and easy to learn and you don't have to make any changes to your sleeping habits. However there are a great many techniques and each have thier own pro's and cons. The Hypnosis Induced Lucid Dreams are another good techqniue to try when you're first starting out. Three more of the most common and effective techniques are:

Dream Exit Induced Lucid Dreams

Finger Induced Lucid Dreams

Wake Induced Lucid Dreams

 

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Lucid Dreaming -Related Techniques and Articles

Introduction to Lucid Dreaming

Recognising your dreamsigns

How to Lucid Dream - Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams

How to Lucid Dream - Reality Checks

How to Lucid Dream - Wake Back to Bed technique (WBTB)

 

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