Flying during a dream produces a feeling of freedom, weightlessness and power that is difficult to copy in life while awake. Being able to fly in your dreams can give you a feeling of doing the impossible; You can learn to do it at will with some practice in the art of lucid dreaming.
Part 1 of 4: Training While You Are Awake
Step 1. Visualize the flight
Surround yourself with images of flights. Watch movies that show different types of flight, such as flying as a superhero, a bird, and people with flying devices. Look at some images with an aerial view and imagine flying over the scenes shown. Take a look at the images from space and try to imagine yourself flying easily through total emptiness.
- Close your eyes and try to imagine yourself flying above the landscape below you.
- Spend a few minutes a day imagining the sensations associated with flying. Imagine bouncing on a trampoline, riding a roller coaster, and jumping off a trampoline.
- Play some video games where your character can fly. Playing video games can help you have lucid dreams and even if they don't, the graphics will give you some ideas to dream about flying.
Step 2. Write your dreams in a journal
Remembering your dreams will help you build an awareness of them, which will help you control them. Spend a few minutes remembering and writing them down as soon as you wake up from them. Read your journal every few days and take note of repeated themes.
- When you fly in your dreams, try to visualize yourself flying over the scenes you dream of most often.
- Start with a common position in your dreams and imagine yourself floating or launching into the air.
Step 3. Verify that you are dreaming
During the day when this happens to you, check to make sure you are really awake. It may seem obvious that it is, but practicing verification while you are awake will help you do it in your dreams. You can only be fully lucid in a dream if you are sure you are dreaming. Watch when trying to float or fly.
- Other ways to verify this may be by looking at a watch twice in one minute. Time is rarely shown twice the same in dreams.
- See if you can do something else that is physically impossible if you haven't managed to fly, like running your fingers through a pillow.
Part 2 of 4: Go to sleep with a goal
Step 1. Set a goal
You can begin to focus on a particular type of flight when you have practiced visualization, remembered dreams, and verified reality. You may try to reproduce the same way of flying in your dreams if you have flown in your dreams before. Have you taken flight like an eagle? Have you floated like a bubble? Have you ever swam in the air? Imagine how you will fly and where.
Don't set a time frame for your goal. It may take a few days or a few months to achieve your first lucid dream. When you start trying, proceed calmly and try one method at a time
Step 2. State your goal before sleeping
If your goal is to float, fly or take flight in your dream, repeat it after you have laid down in bed. Say "I am going to fly in my dream" or "When I dream, I will notice it. When I notice it, I will fly." State your goal in your mind calmly and firmly. Toggle it with visualization.
Step 3. Fantasize your desired dream
Imagine that you fall asleep and have a dream. Visualize yourself realizing that you are dreaming by perhaps doing a reality check or noticing something strange in the landscape. Imagine yourself flying and then imagine every detail you would see.
- Try to go back and forth between imagining your lucid dreams in which you fly and declaiming your goal.
- You may increase your chances of lucid dreaming by falling asleep doing the above.
Part 3 of 4: Flying While Lucid Dreaming
Step 1. Understand that you are dreaming
Look around you for signs of a strangeness in a dream. Reality check by looking at your watch or trying to float. You're dreaming? If you fail to check reality, repeat in your head that you are dreaming. Don't get too excited, or you might wake up.
You may wake up very quickly after a few times of becoming lucid in a dream. Practice staying in the dream by focusing on actions in the dream, such as swimming or flying
Step 2. Get stuck in the dream
Notice where you are and try to move through it. Doing something active is a good way to increase alertness, as you notice the physical sensations. Try to interact with the landscape. Ride a bike, run, and try to smell, touch, and move things.
Step 3. Practice floating
Jump in the air and see if you float. You can try to jump off some things and fly. When you can float, try to move left and right and do different poses. The trick is to hope it works. In your first lucid dreams, you may have trouble believing in your "ability" to fly.
- You can even float a bit and then sink. This crisis of confidence is not unusual when you are not completely lucid.
- Remind yourself that it is a dream and that you can fly for that very reason.
- Don't be discouraged if the effort to remain lucid wakes you up. A lucid dream is an excellent sign that you will eventually fly in your dreams.
Step 4. Fly
When you are completely lucid (sure that you are dreaming, that you can interact with the landscape, that you are convinced that you can fly), you must be able to fly the way you want. Push yourself off the ground into the sky or run. Fly around the room and then go out the window if you are in this place. Try going into space if you're feeling ambitious.
- You may repeatedly bump into obstacles, such as trees or power lines. Each time you do this, practice flying around or going through them.
- Remind yourself that you can fly in your dream if you start to fall.
- Remember that you may wake up, but you will not be able to hurt yourself; it's a dream.
Step 5. Stay in the dream
Focus on your flight and the scenery to stay lucid. If your mind wanders, your dream will too. Keep an eye on the Earth or the sea below you, or the stars around you. Try to challenge yourself to notice everything you can about the flight, like the way it feels, the temperature, the color of the landscape, and the way it feels to fly through a cloud.
Part 4 of 4: Flying in a WILD Dream
Step 1. Learn to go straight to a dream
You may be able to perform a more bizarre form of lucid dreaming, called "waking-induced lucid dreaming" (WILD) or WILD dreaming, if you have practiced lucid dreaming, you are good at remembering your dreams. and you are used to reality check. This dream happens when you fall asleep with the intention of going straight into a lucid dream. When you have this dream, try to remain so relaxed and mindful as to remain aware of the process of falling asleep.
Flying is typical in lucid dreams, but it is much more so in WILD dreams, which is often compared to experiences in which you feel that you are out of body
Step 2. Wake up early and take a nap
Set your alarm to wake up 90 minutes earlier than normal. Go to sleep at the normal time you do and wake up when the alarm goes off. Write your dream if you had it. He stays awake for another 90 minutes and then goes back to bed. You can read your dream journal or read other texts about lucid dreams during this time, if you want.
- When you are in bed, lie down in a comfortable position and relax with slow, deep breaths.
- Repeat your goal. "I'm going to go straight to a dream" or some other variant of this phrase.
- Imagine a recent dream. Try going back to this one if you just woke up.
- Morning naps of this type are more likely to motivate lucid dreaming initiated while awake.
Step 3. Feel yourself back to sleep
Pay attention to every part of the falling asleep process, but don't try to rush or control it. Keep your eyes slightly closed. Wait for the images that may appear and play with them if you can. Feel your extremities weigh you down and your heart slow down.
Step 4. Fly out of sleep paralysis
Sleep paralysis occurs when your body begins to fall asleep and makes you feel as if you are awake in bed, but unable to move. Recognize the early signs of sleep paralysis to avoid freaking out when it happens. This may be unpleasant, but it is actually a useful lucid dreaming point if used correctly.
- You may dream of a creepy presence in your room during sleep paralysis. Remind yourself that you are dreaming and get out of it.
- Persistently wiggle your fingers and toes if you want to break out of sleep paralysis.
- Float out of your body. You can fly across your room if you go from sleep paralysis to a WILD dream.
Step 5. Fly away immediately
It is possible that you enter a WILD dream just by seeing some images that pass through your eyelids. While you are lying down observing your mind in images, begin to notice the details. Get in the middle of a scene you watch. It begins to fly or walk, to touch things and to tell you that you are dreaming.