The main thing to do for Senses Induced Lucid Dreams is focus on three of your senses, one at a time, while you go to sleep. Concentrating on your senses heighten your awareness, which is good at helping you have more lucid dreams.
Only try this during a REM cycle. DON'T try this when you go to bed, as this will then not work. REM cycles take place about every 90 minutes while you sleep. The best times to try to do this are after 4.5, 6, or 7.5 hours of sleep. This can also be tried when you take a nap.
Lay down in a comfortable position, any position will do. Close your eyes, and relax.
First focus on your sight. Even though the eyes are closed, you might still 'see' subtle lights or colors. If it's pure blackness, just focus on that. Do this for 10-30 seconds, though don't actually count or think about how long you're doing this.
Next, move your attention to what you are hearing. Listen to your breathing, the hum of the furnace or fan, your heart pounding, etc. Do this for 10-30 seconds.
Then focus on your sense of touch. What do you feel? Think of how your body feels on the bed: the gentle touch of the blanket, the softness of the pillow, the rising and the rising and falling of your chest as you breathe.
Repeat the sight/hearing/touch steps. Do this about five times. You might find yourself starting to lose focus some time. This is totally normal. Just continue the steps. This is a good sign that you're about to fall asleep when your five cycles are finished, though it's actually if you fall asleep before finishing the cycles.
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Entering A lucid dreamThe great thing about Senses Induced Lucid Dream is the number of ways you can have a lucid dream from practicing this method. Here's five ways you can have a lucid dream from Senses Induced Lucid Dream:
Hypnagogia. If you're close to sleep and you're still conscious, you might experience hypnagogic imagery, sounds and sensations in your body. Just observe them and let them guide you further.
Vibrations. You might get strong vibrations as is an electrical surge is pulsing through your body. This is normal and will not hurt you. Just relax and follow this sensation into a lucid dream.
Sleep paralysis. Keep focused on your senses as you fall to sleep can put you into a state where your mind is awake and your body is asleep. A lot of times you'll have full body paralysis. You can then use this to go into a Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD).
False Awakening. Sometimes you can lose focus, and then the next thing you notice, you're awake again. Or so it might seem! A lot of times you're actually just dreaming...this is a false awakening. Do a reality check to find out if you're dreaming or are actually awake.
Dream Induced Lucid Dream (DILD). You might go into a dream and not even notice it right away. Then you remember that the last thing you were doing was this exercise. Now you know that you are dreaming.
If you have trouble with dream incubation or any of the visualization methods, it might help to try Senses Induced Lucid Dreams for a week or two. Some people like the meditative part of Senses Induced Lucid Dream and a lot of people have lucid dreams from it. This is a great way to experience different states of consciousness. It's also a very good way to relax!