Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep

Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep

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Overview

Lucid dreaming—waking up and becoming fully conscious in your dreams—has intrigued legions of those seeking to explore their vast inner worlds. Yet for many, "getting lucid" for the first time can be elusive. And for those who have, there are few resources that show us how to use this extraordinary state for the greater goal of awakening to all of reality, day or night.

With Dream Yoga, Andrew Holecek brings us a practical guide for meditators, seasoned dream travelers wanting to go deeper, and total beginners eager to experience lucidity for the first time.

Here, you’ll join this expert teacher of dream work and meditation to learn:
How to awaken in your dreams naturally by using modern scientific principles with the insights and practices of Tibetan dream and sleep yoga
• Proven guidance to overcome common obstacles, enhance dream recall, focus and amplify awareness while dreaming, work with nightmares safely, resolve emotional blockages, and glean wisdom from your dreams
• A wealth of practices and tips that have helped thousands enjoy successful dream-time exploration
• Essential Buddhist teachings and tools for navigating the many realms of sleep (dreaming is just one of them)
• Direct insights into the continuation of consciousness beyond the physical body and death
• How to bring your skills together to engage with the hundreds of thousands of dream opportunities that most of us forget or dismiss

Have you ever wondered what happens when you sleep and dream? Desired to wake up in your dreams and have the time of your life? Or wanted to use your sleep hours to fully explore these dimensions, heal, and evolve? Dream Yoga answers these questions—not academically but directly—by showing you how to access this profound universe for yourself.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622034598
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 243,991
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Andrew Holecek
Andrew Holecek teaches seminars on spirituality, meditation, and dream yoga. He is the author of The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy and Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. For more information, visit andrewholecek.com.


Stephen LaBerge
Stephen LaBerge, PhD, laid the groundwork for his pioneering breakthroughs in lucid dreaming research two decades ago while obtaining his PhD in psychophysiology at Stanford University. Since then he has been continuing work at Stanford studying lucid dreaming and psychophysiological correlates of states of consciousness. In 1988, acting on his conviction that lucid dreaming offers many benefits to humanity, Dr. LaBerge founded the Lucidity Institute, the mission of which is to advance research on the nature and potentials of consciousness and to apply the results of this research to the enhancement of human health and well-being.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stephen LaBerge, PhD ix

Prologue xiii

Introduction Adventures in Consciousness 1

Chapter 1 What Is a Lucid Dream? 11

Chapter 2 A Map for Practices of the Night 17

Chapter 3 Understanding Sleep Cycles 29

Chapter 4 Western Lucid Dream Induction Techniques 39

Chapter 5 Eastern Lucid Dream Induction Techniques 57

Chapter 6 A Fundamental Meditation: Mindfulness 77

Chapter 7 The Lion's Gaze 89

Chapter 8 Advanced Meditations and Visualizations 97

Chapter 9 Illuminating the Deeper Mind 113

Chapter 10 The Mind's Fuzzy Boundaries 129

Chapter 11 A Taxonomy of Dreams 137

Chapter 12 Breaking the Frame: An Introduction to Illusory Form 147

Chapter 13 The Practice of Illusory Form 157

Chapter 14 Advancing to Dream Yoga: First Stages and Practices 175

Chapter 15 Higher Attainment: More Stages of Dream Yoga 191

Chapter 16 Near Enemies and Other Obstacles 203

Chapter 17 An Introduction to Sleep Yoga 217

Chapter 18 The Practice of Sleep Yoga 221

Chapter 19 The Fruition of Dream and Sleep Yoga 243

Chapter 20 Bardo Yoga 255

Epilogue 263

Acknowledgments 267

Notes 269

Suggested Reading 317

Index 319

About the Author 325

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