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Originally posted by Warpthal
reply to post by RightInTwo
Lucid Dreaming is not a click away and know it all information. Let me define lucid dreaming training in my own terms. Convincing yourself that this reality isn't real and that its controllable. My advice would be to seek out a legitimate Tibetan Master. Us Buddhists have a clear perception of lucid dreaming.
Originally posted by revolutionphase1
reply to post by jed001
Good link. I was wondering....it would seem a VERY dark room would encourage a deep sleep. Lets say you picked a weekend to lucid dream at night, and plugged in a string of lights. Not too bright. Possibly different colors. This would always keep the mind aware of the light, even when asleep, compared to pitch black. Trying this tonight. Using the "looking at my hands" technique, this has worked in the majority of my lucid expierences.
Originally posted by RagnarokZ
Hi fellow forumers, I have been interested in dreams and lucid dreaming for many years now (not loads really as i'm only 23). I used to lucid dream often when i was a child (didn't know it was anything special back then) but for some strange reason I always purposley woke myself up by jumping off a building or cliffe. Then when I hit my teenage years I got into the habit of smoking weed everyday. The smoking totally stopped my dreams altogether. Even though at this point i was interested in lucid dreaming, I just couldnt dream. That was until a few months ago when I finally kicked the habit. Recently I have been dreaming lots more but still not remembering a lot of them. Every morning though when i wake up and go back to sleep, I feel like I wake up but canot move, it really is quite scary. I researched this and found out its called sleep paralysis and on some sites they say this is the starting point for a lucid dream, you are supposed to relax and imagine yourself waking up in the dream, but for some reason I canot do this, I just struggle trying to wake up and feeling scared until i wake up. Just wondering has Anyone else experienced this?
Originally posted by MissSinFull
that night before i went to sleep the only thing i thought about was just being aware that i was dreaming, it seems to work, now i just need to work on controlling it, i think i had a little control but not a lot like i did when i first had a lucid dreamedit on 4-2-2012 by MissSinFull because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ren1999
After 30 years of Lucid Dream experimenting, the easiest way for me is when I wake up, then go back to sleep, to stay absolutely still and breathe evenly at the same rate. That usually fools my mind into believing my body is asleep. I can feel the sleep paralysis cover me like a blanket and then I can follow those lucid images into a dream.
It is helpful to sleep on my back. Also, If I can't exit sleep paralysis, I just change my breathing to an irregular pattern and then my body wakes up.