Inducing Sleep Paralysis for LDs

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Inducing Sleep Paralysis for LDs

Postby Kaylium » 28 Dec 2013 20:28

Ok for the past few nights I have been trying to induce SP for LDs. So when I go to bed, I lay on my back and stay perfectly still. After a few minutes I get a sensation of "free-falling". At this point, I always think "Yes, It's working! I'll be in a lucid dream soon!" After I think this, the feeling always goes away, and I feel like I'm right back where I started. Why is this happening? Also, I read that it helps to regulate your breathing while inducing SP, so how would I go about doing that? Thanks :D

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Re: Inducing Sleep Paralysis for LDs

Postby TillyPink » 29 Dec 2013 00:26

I think that is called the hypnagogic state. It's a good way to enter a lucid dream. In fact i have just finished doing a hypnagogic meditation. The reason you get right back where you started is because of the 'WOW' factor moment...your excitement wakes you back into full body consciousness. It is important that you learn to go with any feelings and sensations you have and do not judge them...just allow...allow...allow. This just literally happened to me...I had some ringing in my ears, heaviness on my chest, then some images, and my naughty mind decided to acknowledge their arrival with too much awareness! So the only way to gain this balance is to practice, and practice, and practice!

Oh and quick p.s. edit. Re regulating breathing. Inbreath of 3 or 4 seconds, followed by outbreath of 3 or 4 seconds. Just focus on nothing else but this equal breath sequence. Do this for a little while before sinking back into a normal breathing pattern. If you start to fall asleep resume the regulated breathing for a few moments then back into natural breath pattern.

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Re: Inducing Sleep Paralysis for LDs

Postby taniaaust1 » 29 Dec 2013 04:12

Feeling like one is falling isnt a SP state. A SP state is one in which when you try to move you cant.

SP isnt necessarily constructive to having a LD but just something more so which can occur as a side effect of trying to get into the state.

Falling sensations often happen when one enters a deeper state (not necessarily a LD state.. falling sensations can happen too with deepening meditation states or just before an OBE).

I suggest for you to read the posts on this forum to learn more about how to LD. Some who LD never get SP.

SPs can lead to false awakenenings in which you are dreaming but dont know it.
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Re: Inducing Sleep Paralysis for LDs

Postby lucidinthe sky » 01 Jan 2014 04:49

Inducing sleep paralysis is not something that is necessary for lucid dreaming nor is sleep paralysis a stage you must pass through in order to lucid dream. There are a lot of good methods for lucid dreaming on this site and others that you can follow. SP really doesn't have anything to do with any of them so I would put it our of your mind.
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Re: Inducing Sleep Paralysis for LDs

Postby HAGART » 01 Jan 2014 04:55

When you said, "Yes, it's working" did you feel excited and start to think about waking reality?

It's best to just say, or think, "This is interesting and I wonder what will happen next?" See how far it goes or how long it lasts.

I get excited too sometimes, but when I am calm I can 'fall' into it. Otherwise it's always a good lesson to help practice staying calm.
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