In this post, I will be talking about the best lucid dreaming techniques that you can use to get good results as a beginner or you can also include these techniques for having frequent lucid dreams if you are already experienced as a conscious dreamer. These 3 techniques are most used by lucid dreaming experts because they have found that primarily only these methods are highly effective in inducing lucid dreams whereas many also prefer to combine these 3 basic techniques with many other processes to get customized results.
Most of the methods you will ever get to learn related to lucid dreaming are different versions of these 3 basic methods, people make slight changes to these 3 techniques and give them new names but as a lucid dreamer you should know that the basic methods from which the other techniques have evolved are always the best.
Although I have written about the techniques that I am going to provide you here individually in different posts, here I will be giving you a brief introduction to those methods and you can explore those methods by navigating to the posts in which I have talked extensively on each of the methods. Continue reading
The Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams or the MILD technique for lucid dreaming is a simple technique created by Dr. Stephen LaBarge who was an American psychophysiologist who specialized in the scientific study of lucid dreaming, he discovered this method while he was completing his academic studies. This is a special type of method that uses your prospective memory to induce lucid dreams.
Prospective memory is our ability to set intentions for the future and carry out our tasks at the scheduled time, this means that when we use our intentions like remembering to switch off the lights of the house before sleeping, we are using this particular memory. So, the MILD technique simply involves you to set a strong intention of getting lucid which your prospective memory will help you to remember when you are actually dreaming and this will easily make you conscious in your dreams.
From my experience, I find that this technique is not as effective as the WILD technique which I consider the most effective lucid dreaming technique but one of the advantages that I have found with the use of this method is that even though lucid dreams induced with the help of the MILD technique are not very frequent, however, they do not cause you the troubles like multiple false awakenings and sleep paralysis, that is why I believe that if you do not have much experience as a lucid dreamer then this method is a very safe tool to induce lucid dreams. Continue reading
In this post, I will be explaining to you the wake back to bed technique(WBTB) for lucid dreaming in detail and also provide you with the methodology of this particular process that is used by a lot of lucid dreamers to successfully induce lucid dreams. This method is very simple and that is why it is probably the best technique that can help beginners to have their first few lucid dreams because in this method you don’t get into any complicated technical aspect of conscious dreaming but you just use your sleep cycle and keep your mind active before the REM phase so that the probability of gaining lucidity inside a dream increases.
Unlike the WILD technique where you actively try to keep yourself awake, you let yourself naturally drift back to sleep in this process, people often like to combine the WILD technique (which I think is the best lucid dreaming technique) with WBTB but I would advise you if you are a beginner then don’t get too caught up by trying to apply too many techniques at once. I am very sure that if you follow the simple suggestions that I will be giving you in this post, you will be successful to induce your first few lucid dreams without much trouble because during the early morning hours your mind is already very active as it has completed about 4-5 sleep cycles which is enough for giving your body the essential rest that it needs for rejuvenation and using this technique is also preferable because it does not disturb your natural sleep cycle. Continue reading
Lucid dreaming is not about just having fun in your dreams but there are many practically applicable lucid dreaming benefits that make it a skill that can transform your life in many ways. Famous people like Nikola Tesla and Salvador Dali have used lucid dreaming to get some ideas that have resulted in amazing breakthroughs in their respective fields. Initially, for a person, lucid dreaming could be all about exploring various things that they can do in their dreams which is impossible for them to experience in real life but once the initial euphoria of lucid dreams ends, this journey leads people who are serious about conscious dreaming to find practical use of being able to have control over their dreams.
Most people are unaware of this lucid dreaming advantages but if with practice a person applies their ability of conscious dreaming then they can really transform their life because this particular skill helps you to explore your dream world which is also a key to communicating with the subconscious mind, so some powerful personality changes can be made with the help of lucid dreaming. Here are some most common things that you can achieve with the help of lucid dreaming:-
Nightmares are a very common part of dreaming but frequent nightmares and reoccurring scary dreams can be an indication of some deep-rooted problems that your inner mind is trying to bring to your attention with the help of troublesome images. Our subconscious mind uses nightmares to communicate with us about any important life issue that we might be ignoring or we might have left unresolved. Also, the usual nightmares can disturb your sleep, especially if it is caused by any recent tragic event or something from the past that must have caused you a lot of emotional pain. Continue reading
In this post, I will be talking about a technique and give you complete guidance on how to perform the most effective lucid dreaming technique which has been used by lucid dreamers to successfully induce their lucid dreams. The method I am talking about here is the “Wake Initiated Lucid Dreaming Technique” also known as the “Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming Technique” which is undoubtedly the best way to have lucid dreams because, unlike most methods, here you consciously enter your dreaming state without losing your waking awareness completely when you fall asleep. Basically, this method is all about keeping your mind awake when your body is about to go into a sleeping state. This method is widely used by lucid dreamers because it has been the most powerful way of generating lucid dreams known to experts in the field of conscious dreaming. This term and technique were first introduced by Dr. Stephen LaBerge, who is a psychophysiologist whose contribution to the field of lucid dreaming revolutionized this particular subject and his book “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming” which I have also mentioned in my “Best Lucid Dreaming Books” post is a gem of a material that has inspired thousands of lucid dreamers to take interest in their dream world.
This method is a lot similar to the ancient art of dream yoga that is practiced by Tibetan Buddhist monks as well as it is also used in yogic practices performed by Indian yogis called the Yog Nidra, however, those methods are practiced with the aim of spiritual advancement whereas here we use something similar for conscious dreaming. The WILD technique is not only useful for lucid dreaming but also for astral travel, you don’t need to be an expert lucid dreamer to be able to perform this technique but you surely need to understand the mechanism well to make proper use of it. Continue reading
In this 30-day lucid dreaming Bootcamp review, I will be giving you a detailed analysis of this product created by Stefan Zugor which is a special course created for beginners in the field of lucid dreaming and it aims to help you stick with a daily routine so that you can have your first lucid dream within 20 days. This program has materials like daily videos and a step-by-step printable template that ensures that you stay inspired while trying to have your first lucid dream.
This program is an easy-to-follow system that has worked for thousands of people and contains a unique strategic plan for beginners, including exercises and methods that have been proven to be effective. Since the program has something new to perform each day, you will be able to stay interested in it whereas you will not lose hope easily and the templet is designed in such a way that it will help you to not only have your first lucid dream within a few weeks but it will also establish you as a regular lucid dreamer.
The psychological principle used by Stephen Zugor to create this program is highly effective to help most people to have their first lucid dream in less time and his techniques are all backed up by research works.
Stephen has been learning and teaching people about lucid dreaming for more than 10 years and his works and articles have reached millions of people over the years. He has also reached a large audience through his YouTube channel and for the past 10 years, he has been practicing and researching lucid dreaming. Stephen uses multiple psychological tools like neuropsychology, neurolinguistics programming, bio-hacking, and various personal growth methods to combine them all and make his unique formula of a lucid dreaming system that can be far more effective than the conventional methods. Continue reading
Is using binaural beats for lucid dreaming safe? Are there any side effects of listening to brainwave entrainment audios while sleeping? I will be answering all these questions in this post from the knowledge I have gained with my experience as a lucid dreamer all these years.
I have made a post on the possible side effects of binaural beats earlier where I have mentioned how binaural beats have had some undesirable effects on me, but here I want to give you some very important reasons for not using these audios especially for the purpose of becoming a conscious dreamer.
There are so many products and audios available these days where they tell you that the brainwave frequency of lucid dreams is yadda, yadda, yadda and you can simply have lucid dreams by listening to those tracks while sleeping.
I like to speak from my heart and being someone who has been lucid dreaming as well as helping others with the same for years, it becomes utterly important for me to inform people that all those brainwave entrainment audios are not good for you. Continue reading
In this lucid dream mask review, I am going to tell you about the one sleep mask that I use which is the best one available in the stores right now according to me.
See, when I was a beginner lucid dreamer, I believed in many crappy products that claimed to induce lucid dreams with the help of REM detection, you know what I am talking about right?
Such devices may have worked for people, but I prefer natural ways, I don’t want my body to be uncomfortable in any way while sleeping and I will never suggest you messing up your natural sleep cycles because your mind states depend on it.
What I want people to understand is that lucid dreaming is all about practice and knowing your mind better, especially by becoming more conscious in the waking life.
However, a sound sleep matters a lot for lucid dreaming which requires that you sleep in complete darkness. No matter how hard you try a little light is always present in the room, that’s why sleep masks are very helpful not only for a sound sleep but also for having vivid dreams that conscious dreamers always desire.
Trust me, I can promote any lucid dream mask here, but to be honest, all you need is a good regular sleep mask and I am going to tell you about the one that I use. Continue reading
Mastering the art of lucid dreaming is the tagline of Andrew Holecek’s new program and in this Dream Sculpting review, I will be giving you a detailed information and my honest opinion about this product so that you could decide if it is going to fulfill your purpose or not.
This is the only lucid dreaming online course in which I found this skill being taught from the perspective of spiritual development and self-growth rather than for just enjoying the virtual world.
Obviously, as a beginner you may be having a plethora of stuff to do in your dream world, which you will surely be able to learn using this program, but once you have reached to a place where you want to achieve something higher than just surface level fantasies, you start seeing lucid dreaming from a totally different angle.
That is what happened to me, I have been lucid dreaming from a long time but I always wanted to use this skill to know more about my inner mind, I wanted to communicate with my inner being and get spiritual insights in my dreams.
I must say, dream sculpting program was a game changer for me, it took my lucid dreaming skills to a different level. That does not mean that it is not meant for beginners, some of my readers have reported great success with this program in getting their first few vivid lucid dreaming experiences. Continue reading
If you are willing to induce lucid dreams based on how you have planned it before sleeping, the lucid dreaming visualization method I am about to share in this post would be of good use to you.
Playing with images before sleeping is something so interesting that our mind likes to participate for adding more fun to it in various ways, many people have told me that they can resume a particular dream when they wake up in the middle, they might not be knowing it, but I think they are recreating the dream with a quick visualization of what they dreamed a few moments before.
So, if you think of something over and over again while falling asleep, it has a high probability of appearing in your dreams. Similarly, if you will visualize something at that time, you can actually continue that imagination as a dream.
In other words, you are being the architect of your dreams when you do this, and with practice, you will be able to do this more frequently.
I advise you to be patient with this process because learning to generate dreams based on your visualization is one thing and maintaining your awareness in the dreams is another, thus you need to combine these two skills in order to create a lucid dream of your desire. Continue reading