This is my second interview with author Andrew Holecek. In our interview about his new book entitled “Dream Yoga-Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep“, Andrew and I speak about now only how to utilize lucid dream “dream yoga” to gain insights about your true self and your personal desires.
Andres states that there are three essential ingredients for lucid dreaming (1) strong motivation or intention, (2) good dream recall, and (3) practicing the induction techniques.
So just what are the induction techniques, (1) is something called the “state check” this is a questions that you pose throughout your waking day asking yourself “Is this a dream?” “Am I dreaming?”, this is designed to bring awareness to your state of consciousness. (2) is something called “dreamsigns”. This is when we become sensitized to the out-of-the-ordinary dreamlike events that occur during the day and to use these events that occur as triggers to conduct a “stage check”. (3) Something called “prospective memory”. This is where you are remembering to do something in the future. It’s almost an oxymoron, because memory is associated with the past and prospective is associated with the future. An example of this is telling yourself that every time you get a text message you’ll remember to do a state check–another way to remind yourself to check in about your state of consciousness and awareness of what is happening around you.
Andrew’s new book “Dream Yoga” is filled with great instruction on how to develop a state of lucid dreaming. If you are interested in learning more about lucid dreaming and how to practices techniques that will trigger your nightly deep dream states with great recall then I would recommend you obtaining a copy of “Dream Yoga“. I also think that listening to our interview will provide you with a great overview of “Dream Yoga” and Andrew is truly one of the master instructors on this topic.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with author Andrew Holecek.