Lucid dreming is amazing. And it’s really not that difficult to have a lucid dream. Just use this really easy meditation technique for lucid dreaming.
Numerous scientific studies have shown a direct correlation between lucid dreaming and meditation (this great article by World Of Lucid Dreaming will tell you more).
Because it develops your self awareness and makes you more reflective, meditation helps to improve your ability to recognise that you are in a dream.
Through regular meditation practice you will greatly enhance your ability to have a lucid dream.
If you’re new to meditation you’ll most likely be wondering just what exactly it is and how you can do it.
You can use our guide to the basics of meditation and our beginners meditation course to get yourself up to speed on meditation.
In meditation, you focus your mind on one element of the present moment.
Many meditation techniques involve focusing on the breath. In other meditations you may focus on movement or on some other object–a candle for instance.
Though the meditation process is very simple, it is also very effective.
Meditation has been shown to offer numerous health benefits, ranging from boosting the immune system to reducing stress to fighting depression and even lowering blood pressure. But one of the lesser-known benefits of meditation is that it can help you to have lucid dreams.
Which meditation techniques should you use for lucid dreams?
Essentially, all meditation techniques improve your ability to have lucid dreams because of the improved self awareness that results from meditation.
There are, however, some additional techniques in meditation that can be used for lucid dreaming.
One technique, for instance, is to close your eyes, focus on your breath (so you relax and focus your mind) and then to recite a mantra such as “I am aware.” This simple mantra will train your mind to check on your current mental state, meaning that when you are dreaming you are more likely to realise that you are dreaming.
Another technique for lucid dreams is to meditate while in bed and then purposefully lead yourself into a sleeping state through guided meditation. For more on this, read my guiude to Lying down in bed the mindful way.
For instance, you may imagine that you are sitting on the beach in the sunshine, and by meditating on this scenery you will enter your dream on a beach in the sunshine.
These are just two types of techniques for lucid dreams. There are many. If you would like to learn more about meditation, take a look at my complete guide to all the best meditation techniques.
You might also be interested in reading this great Wiki-How on Lucid Dreaming.
Here is an excellent free guided meditation for lucid dreams. Click on the video and there shut your eyes and begin to fall asleep. This video will lead you into a state of lucid dreaming.