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Friday, 10 September 2021

Yoga Lucid Dreaming

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Many historical trends and convictions have been ballooning recently, and lucid dreaming is one of these. The term lucid dreaming was coined by Dutch author and psychiatrist Frederik van Eeden in 1913.

But LD conception can be found in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Tibet, with different approaches such as sleeping on dream beds in particular temples or receiving health and prosperity through dreams by performing specific rituals.

Yoga dreaming is the alternate term used for lucid dreaming when a dreamer is aware of a dream with some control over it during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. Buddhist practitioners had realized the dreaming illusions are the same as we encounter in our waking life. Let's gets more insightful information about the recent booming lucid dreaming concept and for ancient Yoga dreaming.

Are both concepts the same?

Scientific endorsement of Lucid Dreaming

By the end of the 1970s and 1980s, scientists dealing with sleep states started comprehending that REM (Rapid Eye Movement) state is a bit different from dreaming state, and the dreamer's brain activity looks like the awakening state during a dream. After these results, scientists and psychologists were motivated to discover lucid dreaming and its potential benefits.

Innumerable lucid dreaming studies state that you can dream and be conscious at the same time. These experiences can be short and only last a few seconds, or they can last an hour or even more. However, dreamers barely ever become lucid spontaneously.

Lucid dreaming allows performing any activity – flying, going on the world tour, living a celebrity life, or becoming an actor. Along with these amusement experiences, LD can treat psychological problems, help in problem-solving, rehearsing a skill, or other significant activities.

So, the conclusion is LD is psychological and a way of fulfilling your desires and fantasies. Keep reading to understand the relationship between lucid dreaming and yoga dreaming.

Yoga Dreaming

Yoga dreaming includes lucid dreaming and then how you relate to and transform your dreams. Unlike LD, yoga dreaming is spiritual and more focused on self-transcendence. It is about lucidity in our dreams and then transcending that lucidity into our daily lives. You can understand Yoga dreaming deeply by learning the steps of Yoga dreaming listed below:

  • Learn to experiment with lucid dreams through recalling dreams and other techniques.
  • Train your mind in a lucid dream state.
  • Learn to stay awake during dreamless sleep.

You keep your mind in meditation, take perceptions during sleep state, and transpose them into your awakening life. And ultimately, you spiritually wake up during your sleep state.


You can understand how yoga dreaming and lucid dreaming correlate, and people can master their skills in lucid dreams and then transform them into their life through Yoga dreaming. Currently, their correlation is used to treat several psychological issues such as Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and nightmares.

However, lucid dreaming and Yoga dreaming need more research and studies to reveal the benefits still hidden.