There are a number of different lucid dreaming techniques. The ones listed here are those we have gathered from our research or experiences. Keep in mind that these can be mixed or altered to fit your own needs or comfort level. We will be adding more as we discover them.
Lucid Dreaming Techniques – WILD
It’s possible to fall asleep while remaining conscious. When you enter a dream in this manner, it is known as a “Wake-Initiated Lucid Dream”. This is one of my favorite methods for inducing lucid dreams. This method tends to be easiest when taking an afternoon nap or early in the morning when you are in that half-awake / half-asleep zone. Once you have become comfortable with this method, it gets easier to perform and can even be performed at most times of your choosing.
There is another effect this can have that I find really enjoyable. Sometimes when the mind is rested but the body is tired, you can see some incredible dream-like imagery while remaining awake (eyes closed). Not quite dreaming; awake enough to almost carry on a conversation, but while eyes are closed, you can literally see what could only be described as imagery from a dream. You will have to see it for yourself as I don’t think I am doing it justice trying to explain it.
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Lucid Dreaming Techniques – MILD
This technique is one I find to be very useful. It can be blended into most other techniques to some degree; in my opinion. MILD stands for “Mnemonically Induced Lucid Dream“. This technique revolves around what are referred to as dream signs; hence the term mnemonic. “Mnemonic” refers to something that assists the memory.
The MILD Technique – Dream Signs
Dream signs are the things in dreams that can be used to trigger the realization that the dreamer is dreaming. These could be certain actions such as flying or breathing under water. These could be strange visualizations such as seeing your reflection in a mirror or looking at your hands and seeing that they don’t look quite right. These could also be symbols that are personal to the dreamer in some way.
One method the some lucid dreamers use to find meaningful dream signs is keeping track of their dreams. You may have heard of a dream journal. This can be a valuable tool for a lucid dreamer or someone who is trying to increase dream recall and become a lucid dreamer.
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Lucid Dreaming Techniques – CILD
More information on the “Concentration Induced Lucid Dream” technique coming soon.
Lucid Dreaming Techniques – WBTB
More information on the “Wake Back To Bed” technique coming soon.
Lucid Dreaming Techniques – CAT
More information on the “Cycle Adjustment Technique” coming soon.
Lucid Dreaming Techniques – Intent Reinforcement
More information on the “Intent Reinforcement” technique coming soon.
Get the Beginner’s Guide To Lucid Dreaming Techniques. There is more detail available in the guide.
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