Meditation for Lucid Dreaming

Meditation for lucid dreaming can add a whole new level of awareness and richness to your life. Even if you’re just practicing meditation for lucid dreaming to improve your lucidity during dreams, learning to enter into a meditative state can have so many other benefits for your life. Meditation for lucid dreaming is all about focus and keeping your mind still and clear. It can be a difficult state to learn, but it can definitely be worth the time and concentration necessary to get there.

Benefits of Meditation

You may start out to learn meditation for lucid dreaming, and it has many benefits for this. For instance, it can help focus your mind so that you can learn to have Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams. It can also help you with MILD – Mnemonic Induced Lucid Dreams – because you can use meditation for lucid dreaming to focus and calm your mind before repeating the mnemonics, which makes them even more effective in helping you focus on certain aspects of lucid dreaming.

Of course, once you start learning meditation for lucid dreaming, you’ll find that it has many other benefits in your life, as well. For instance, it helps you learn to relax yourself even in the midst of a lot of stress, and it also helps you improve concentration. For many people, meditation is the key to encouraging creative or abstract thinking, as well.

Obviously, meditation has many benefits that make it worth learning. Once you can control your mind enough to focus and relax for meditation, you’ll also find that you just have much more control over your thoughts in general. In fact, I think learning meditation techniques can make your dream control much better, which makes lucid dreaming more effective and fun.

Learning to Meditate

One of the best ways to learn meditation for lucid dreaming is to use a guided meditation CD. I like Guided Meditation by Brain Sync. The two-track CD helps take you through the process of meditation and can boost your concentration, which is one of the most difficult parts about meditation, especially for the modern practitioner. Guided Meditation is a great way to begin, since you probably don’t really know how to work on meditation on your own as a beginner.

Another way to learn meditation is to focus on your breathing. Focusing on your breathing can help you learn to just let go of other thoughts. When your thoughts wander away from your breathing, bring them back. These deep breathing and meditation practices can be very relaxing and beneficial on both a physical and a mental level. I would recommend starting out with five or so minutes and working your way up as your concentration levels build.

One of the things to note about meditation for lucid dreaming is that you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself at first. You live in a modern, multi-tasking world. Your brain is used to thinking about several things at once, and it may be difficult to concentrate and let your mind empty of other thoughts. At first, even Guided Meditation may be a little difficult for you.

Set aside five to fifteen minutes a day to practice meditation for lucid dreaming, and you’ll slowly get better at it. Interestingly enough, this fifteen minutes a day can save you a ton of time later on. As you learn to meditate more easily, you’ll start learning to really focus your thoughts, which can lead to better mental concentration, and which can make it easier for you to accomplish tasks efficiently during your day. I love using meditation for lucid dreaming, but I find it has so many more benefits than just making my lucid dreams clearer or easier to control!

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