hannahleller wrote:i’ve really been trying to lucid dream lately! last night, i tried twice. the first time i was laying on my back, with my palms up. i had kept calm, until all of a sudden, it felt like someone bounced my body on my bed. i tried to keep my eyes closed, telling myself it was my brain, but it didn’t work. this happened the second time as well, this time i was in the fetal position. i woke up as well. lastly, this morning, i tried to lucid dream once again. i was laying on my back, palms upward, and i had been laying for 8 minutes (i checked after i woke up) i woke up because a very foul stench came over my noise. i thought my body was asleep, and i didn’t realize i had let out gas, but as i smelled it, i woke up. as i adjusted, the smell disappeared!!! is this normal? am i entering lucid dreaming at this point?
Generally, I would advise you to not try to induce a lucid dream when you go to bed at night - it's a waste of time - because after a few minutes of very light sleep you immediately enter deep sleep. In deep sleep lucid dreaming is almost impossible.
So, you are more likely to have success doing WILD after waking up from REM sleep in the morning. It still is a very advanced technique for beginners though. What you experienced there with the smell might be some sleep paralysis hallucination, I don't know...
Just being curious: What other techniques are you praciticing in order to learn lucid dreaming? Where did you find your information about lucid dreaming induction?