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Using Isochronic Tones & Binaural Beats For Lucid Dreaming

Imagine being able to control your dreams – you go to sleep every night, knowing during the next few hours you’ll be able to go anywhere and do absolutely anything you want. You can visit exotic locales, fly through outer space and live out every fantasy you’ve ever had. Your own imagination is the only limit! Well, you can experience all that, by mastering lucid dreaming.

What Is Lucid Dreaming?

Normal dreams are essentially passive – you’re like an actor following someone else’s script, except that you don’t even know what happens, or what you’re going to say and do next. This can be enjoyable, or it can be a nightmare – literally. With lucid dreaming, in contrast, you’re in control. Lucid dreaming has two components: firstly you become consciously aware that you’re dreaming, while the dream is still in process; and secondly, you learn to control your dream environment. Many people learn to become conscious in their dream first, but it takes a bit longer to control what’s happening – this is normal.

How Do You Learn To Have Lucid Dreams?

Some lucky people have lucid dreams easily, without making any particular effort, but for most of us it takes a bit of work and practice. Numerous methods have been proposed over the years for inducing lucid dreams. These include:

  1. Finding your hands (for example) in your dream – before going to sleep, set a clear intention that you will deliberately look for your hands in your dream, and that when you notice them, you’ll become aware that you’re dreaming. Noticing your hands acts as an anchor, reminding you of your intention to become lucid. This method is more effective if you practice throughout the day too, asking yourself ‘am am dreaming, or am I awake?’ every time you look at your hands.
  2. Remaining awake while falling asleep – this might sound contradictory, but it basically just involves keeping the mind awake (but very relaxed) while the body passes into the sleep state. When falling sleep, we pass through a borderline ‘hypnogogic’ state, where waking consciousness starts to fade, but we still have some awareness. By staying conscious during this phase, you’ll eventually pass into the dream state with your awareness intact. One method to stop yourself falling asleep is to elevate your forearm as you’re lying in bed – if it starts to fall as you drop off, you’ll be jolted awake.

These lucid dreaming methods have been effective for many people, although they may take a long time to work, depending on various individual factors such as the strength of your desire to have a lucid dream, your level of unconscious openness or resistance to the lucid dreaming experience, and your control over your mental focus.

There is one thing you can do to make the whole process much faster, easier and more reliable however, and that is to make use of brainwave entrainment recordings.

What Is Brainwave Entrainment?

Simply put, your brain produces electrical activity that can be measured as brainwaves. The frequency of these waves is related to your mental state. The brain also has a natural tendency to synchronise with (or entrain to) rhythmic stimuli – such as sounds – that are close to its natural frequency range. By exposing it to a suitable stimulus, the brain will match it in frequency, and in this way you can control your state of consciousness without having to spend years practicing mind control methods.

Dreaming is associated with the production of theta brainwaves. By listening to a recording that includes sounds of the appropriate frequency, the brain will be encouraged to produce theta waves even while you’re still awake. Experienced meditators can also enter the theta state while awake, but it takes a lot of difficult practice to achieve. By using brainwave entrainment the process is much easier, even if you’re not a meditator.

There are different types of brainwave entrainment recordings available – the most popular are binaural beats, but monaural beats and isochronic tones are becoming more well known too. These methods work differently, but all are effective. Isochronic tones are the best choice for many people however, as they’ve been found to be more effective at entraining the brain quickly and easily. They also don’t require the use of headphones, unlike binaural beats. [Read more about how brainwave entrainment and the various sound-based brainwave stimulation technologies work at Brainwave Entrainment And Isochronic Tones – How Do They Work?]

Brainwave Synchronization And Lucid Dreams

As noted, the brain produces theta waves when dreaming. The relaxed state you experience just before sleep and after waking is associated with the production of alpha waves (8 – 12 Hz). By using a brainwave entrainment recording that is specially designed to include the relevant frequencies that are associated with lucid dreaming, your brain will be led to dip back into the theta (dream) state instead of remaining in the alpha (relaxed waking) band and then continuing to full waking consciousness. With a little practice, it will become used to entering the theta state while awake, and lucid dreaming will come easily to you.

It’s important to use a good quality recording that is both well-designed and pleasant to listen to (although this will obviously be subjective). I find the theta meditation recording from The Meditation Club great for getting into a relaxed trance state and bridging that gap into the dream state. This site also does a special recording that’s specifically designed for lucid dreaming; I haven’t tried this yet, so can’t give an opinion on it, but my experience with some of their other recordings has been a good one. They’re all guaranteed for eight weeks anyway, so you can try them and see if they work for you.

Exploring The World Of Lucid Dreaming

Are you interested in exploring the world of lucid dreaming? Well, you are in luck. I am about to help you experience your first, but definitely not last lucid dream.

Trust me, they are unbelievable fun and excitement, and you will not want to miss out on this. Keep reading to learn what you can do to help these special dreams occur!

Inducing Lucid Dreams - What Exactly Are Lucid Dreams Anyways?

You may be wondering, "What is a lucid dream anyways?"

To put it simply, a lucid dream is just like a normal dream, except you are 100% aware of what is going on, and you KNOW that you are dreaming.

During a Lucid dream, you are able to consciously go anywhere that you would like, without the normal limitations that you would experience.

So you could literally dream yourself to the moon, and be fully conscious the entire time!

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Tips For Inducing Lucid Dreams 

Are you ready for your first Lucid Dream? Well you better be, because I am about to walk you through a few of the steps that I follow whenever I want to go exploring the world of lucid dreaming!

Preparation

When preparing for your lucid dreams, the idea is to get as calm as possible before you drift off to sleep.

  1. Each night as I am laying down for rest, I find it that dreams come easier if I play a soft, soothing CD on a low volume. This should be a very calming CD, such as animal sounds, or nature sounds.
  2. Now, you are going to need to put yourself into a scenario. You will do a sort of "hypnosis" on yourself by imagining that you are on an adventure. So pretty much, walk yourself through your own personal adventure, such as exploring the bottom of the ocean or climbing through a cave, until you eventually drift into a deep sleep.

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My Lucid Dreaming Experience 

Well, to be honest I had never even heard of Lucid dreaming until almost two months ago. At first it seemed WAY too good to be true, so I was hesitant to even try it. But, fortunately my friend had bought a product to teach him how to do this, and after seeing his success with it, I decided to purchase it as well.

Well, I was disappointed the first two nights when I couldn't get a real lucid dream going, but I reread the instructions and discovered what I was doing wrong, and on the third night I experienced my first real Lucid dream!

It was amazing! The dream started out with me simply walking down my street at my house. Honestly, I didn't even know I was dreaming until I was halfway down the street! But in this dream, nothing truly amazing happened, but I was still amazed with the fact that I did it!

But, by the second week, I was flying to the moon! I could literally do anything that I wanted in my dreams!

For any of you debating on whether to give it a try, you need to understand that you may not get it the first night, or even the second night, but trust me, you will get it and you will love it!

Don't Waste Your Life Sleeping!Lets say that you sleep on average 8 hours per night. That is 1/3 of your life, all spent sleeping! Well, now you can actually enjoy that time spent through lucid dreaming!

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