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      Best way to fly

      I recently discovered the absolute best way to fly in dreams. It's not stretched out parallel to the ground like superman, but standing up straight, or even in a sitting position like driving a car.

      Works for me anyways, but I think it should work well for everyone.

      My reasoning being that well developed archetypes have a higher chance of working in dreams than less developed ones. That is to say that we are more used to moving around while in a standing position than we are while stretched out on our bellies. While flying with my belly to the ground, I seem to draw from my RL swimming experiences, where quite often my legs will "sink" rather than float.

      I suggest anyone who has trouble flying give it a try from a standing position.

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      that sounds good. i will have to try that next time i go lucid.
      hopefully soon.

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      whenever I fly in dreams (if lucid or not) I fly in a standing position.
      It is an amazing feeling and easy to learn, so try it

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      thanks for the tip, i also get the feeling i'm swimming rather than flying with my stomach facing the ground.
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      Wow, good idea. I've never been able to fly properly. Besides when I was a little kid. When I didn't even realise dreams were dreams.
      I'll try it next time I'm lucid.

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      Wow. Thank you.

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      Have to try this. My old method of jumping of really tall stuff just stopped working one day
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      i seem to be able to do it just fine by jumping and then giving a few good hard flaps in the air every once in a while. its more fun that way i think;
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      Quote Originally Posted by FluBB View Post
      i seem to be able to do it just fine by jumping and then giving a few good hard flaps in the air every once in a while. its more fun that way i think;
      I agree flopping around in the air can be interesting if not a little frustrating, but when you want acceleration and crisp cornering, doing it while standing up straight is the way to go.

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      At first, learning to fly was difficult, I would lose altitude, could not fly on command, could not fly for long, but the more I tried.. it's like I had to focus SO hard on what I was doing, I would grimace and grit my teeth and then I was learning how to concentrate on flying. My last 2 LD's... I noticed that I am getting so much better at flying. I think it's something you just have to train your mind to do. My last LD... I made it last a while. ... I found my boyfriend in my dream and stayed in a room with him too long, sitting still and the moment after I put a pair of headphones on my head, I surfaced and noticed myself awake behind my eyelids... like I popped back to earth again, lol. So, If I'm not running around exploring my world...I can easily slip back.
      OH, I also tried spinning around because I wanted to go to a mansion.. the first spin, it didn't work and the second spin, i opened my eyes again and I was in the same p lace but the scenery faded away then my eyes opened and i was where I really wanted to be (kinda).

      And I get into flight like a plane does... I have to have some runway... hahaha... I spread my arms out to the sides. To gain altitude I stick my chest out and arch my back... basically all my muscles tense up and I look up.. to lower I just relax.
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      I can glide pretty well but actual flying isn't so easy.

      Once as a LD experiment, I reversed gravity so that I fell upwards into the sky. That got me up into the air. But I had sudden vertigo and some fear, despite knowing it was a dream.

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      I usually jump from a building or window and go from there.
      I am not sure what position my body is in, I assume I am in standing position.

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      In the few LDs I've had, I remember flying felt like a very natural thing to do, so I don't know if this would help people who have a hard time flying, but I would always progress to flight. Running would be first, then some jumping around, then big, house-bounding leaps, then swooshing around. Maybe if you have trouble just busting straight into rocket-mode, try to get increasingly fast/active then just fall into the groove.

      That make sense?

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      Yeah, When i flew for the first time i stood there and raised my hand to the sky and i think i jumped slightly off the ground, and that worked very well.
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      Or have your legs fly in the air first. I am like you, I usually sink and I found this to work quite well.
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      I play too much City of Heroes, so flying stretched out comes fairly naturally to me. Although, my speed is definitely limited by it. I might try this once I get out of my dry spell.

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      Another way to do it is to get a plank of wood, a little taller than you, and stand it up straight. Then make the wood fly while you hold on without any trouble. It's pretty fun.

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      yah

      Quote Originally Posted by luciddreamrc View Post
      Another way to do it is to get a plank of wood, a little taller than you, and stand it up straight. Then make the wood fly while you hold on without any trouble. It's pretty fun.



      i been thinking of something around the lines of this also, but i was thinking of creating something like the surf board the silver surfer uses

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      I started flying by swimming in air , face the direction you want to go and to breast-stroke, easy peasy.

      but now i dont do it cos its laborious and silly so i do the ghost type of flying not straight but not alover the place either or swimming.

      launchings fun i sometimes run and do forward flips into a flying state

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzi99 View Post
      Have to try this. My old method of jumping of really tall stuff just stopped working one day
      Jumping of really tall stuff is fun though, even if you're not flying. Nice view.

      Straight to the ground! *whoosh*
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      The only time I've had a flying dream, It wasn't a LD, but I sat cross-legged in the air and just floated around, but I don't remember how I got up there. :/

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      I flew on a forward facing hoverboard (think Green Goblin), through my old high school, in a standing position, last night. Not the same thing at all, but I started out just raising myself off the ground, from a standing position, in the auditorium because I did not want to sit through an episode of DBZ in my dreams. I think I became lucid solely for that reason. . .

      Anyways, before I started to fall back into the dream, keeping only a sliver of lucidity to direct my own actions, it was definitely a bit easier to control my flight. There was a significant increase in flying difficulty when I suddenly found myself on the hoverboard. It still let me go much faster than I'm normally capable of. It was nice. However, I don't know if it's worth messing with the working schemata I've already got in place. . .
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      I just had a cool non-LD dream where I flew. What was interesting about the flying though was that, even though I was flying horizontally and everything, the whole motion and feeling of it was very much like I was ice skating. It was almost as if my whole body was like the blade of the skate and I was carving back and forth to fly where I wanted. Now I just need to LD and try it out again...

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      Yeah. that't what i do to, i bend down sometimes and then i just leave the ground. Or sometimes i just think about flying and i leave the ground.

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      This is retarded, cant believe i never tried this before but simply looking up or down/direction you want to go worked for me.....so obvious
      Also, tensing up all the muscles in my body seemed to help a bit, good fun flying through the tea fields....weeeeeeeee
      "Dont drink six beers at the same time?...BRILLIANT!"

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