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      Yoshi's WILD Technique...

      Alot of people have been asking me about my WILD technique lately, so instead of explaining this everytime, I figured I would type it up here. I have been using this WILD technique for some time now and it seems to work wonders. Only problem is, I am a natural at entering SP (sleep paralysis) anyway, so I wonder how well it really works. If any of you give it a shot, let me know how it went. Its actually a simple technique, but I explained it rather thoroughly to help you understand. Here it goes...


      As of August 1, 2011, I am on hiatus from the site. Hopefully I will only be gone for a few months. I have answered many questions throughout this thread, so hopefully you can find your answers there. There also may be several people who have practiced this technique and can answer your questions in this thread. Thanks everyone for your support and good luck with your WILDing!
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      (Use this technique with WBTB or during Naps.)

      Step 1: Relax
      If you are using WBTB your body should be properly relaxed already. If not, use your favorite relaxation technique. I lie down and read a chapter or so of a book to relax. It works for me and isn't boring or complicated like other relaxation techniques.

      *Step 2: Flex Freeze
      This step is used as your final relaxation. Lie flat on your back and close your eyes. Try and keep your eyes in a fixed, but relaxed position. Flex your arms/hands/shoulders, hold the flex for a second, then allow them to go completely limp (don't move them again after you have done this). Next, Flex your legs/feet, hold the flex for a second, then allow them to go limp (don't move them again after this). Now flex your neck muscles, hold it, go limp (don't move your head/neck again). Finally, flex your stomach/abs, hold it, go limp. From here on, do not move any part of your body if possible.

      *Step 2.5: Reverse Blinking
      This is where you can add the reverse blinking technique if you wish. After completing the previous step, begin your reverse blinking session. Once you begin to feel tired (your eye lids getting heavier and heavier) and feel like you could easily fall asleep, carry on to the next step.

      To reverse blink, close your eyes for a minute or so. After this short period of time, begin to flick your eyes open and closed again every few minutes. You want to try and mimic a normal blink as much as possible (only in reverse of course ). Make sure you aren't slamming/forcing your eyes open and closed. Keep your eyelids nice and relaxed as you quickly flick them open and closed. After performing this for a period of time, your eye lids will feel heavier and heavier. At some point, you will not be able to reverse blink your eyelids without forcing them open. This is the point where you should stop reverse blinking and move on to the next step.


      Step 3: Getting into SP
      This step is simple. Lay completely still and try not to move at all. Let your mind wonder, but do not focus on any of your thoughts. Just casually allow them to pass through your mind without truly focusing on them. Make sure you are aware of your thoughts so you don't fall asleep, but don't think upon one thought for too long. After laying completely still for about 7-10 mins or so, Change position. I roll over to my side. Keep your eyes closed during the position change. Once again lie completely still and let your mind wonder freely. Keep changing position in 7-10min intervals until you begin to enter SP. Most of the time, I enter SP right after my first position change.

      (Some may ask, "Why would this work?" I believe this works because subconsciously or consciously someone attempting to WILD often becomes frustrated and overcome with doubt when laying still for long periods of time without results. Remember, if you don't believe you can succeed at WILD, then most likely you will not. I think that the mind sees your position change as a fresh start. You don't worry about and focus too much on not moving because in 10mins you know you can move again. Because of this your mind is more relaxed during the 10min intervals and I believe this allows for better success entering SP.)

      Step 4: SP
      Once you enter SP, casually watch any Hypnagogic Hallucinations you may have. Just like your thoughts from before, do not focus on the HI, just casually watch them pass by your "mind's eye." Similar to watching a t.v. show that you don't particularly care for. If you get freaked out just think to yourself "Its not real...Its all in my mind...I can't be harmed" Make sure you remain still and as calm as possible during this time (if you happen to move or get excited, don't give up or start over, just carry on with the process trying to remain calm and relatively still). Just allow the process to do the work for you. Once you see a full dream scene (with WILDs you will generally see the ceiling or the sky from your laying position, it is often referred to as seeing through your eyelids), stand up from your resting place and you should now be lucid! I suggest performing a RC upon waking, especially if you think you have failed. Often times with WILD your dream starts right where you fell asleep in waking life. The room can look exactly like it should and this can sometimes fool you into thinking you have failed. Plus, it is very possible to have a False Awakening as soon as you transition.


      Much credit goes to Jeff777 for the WILD technique he posted, which greatly inspired this one.

      * This step is optional, but I highly recommend it.

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      I have seen more than a few members across the forum who are having trouble achieving lucidity no matter what technique they try. They either can't seem to either achieve lucidity for the first time (which can be the hardest for many dreamers), or are in a long dry spell and can't seem to get out. I have suggested this to a few already, but I figured I would go ahead and post this technique for everyone to see (plus I don't want to have to type the whole thing up every time ). I don't use this every night, because I don't want it to become routine (it probably won't work as well if you overuse it). It works like a charm for my dry spells though...

      Dry Spell Killer: The Actor's Technique
      For anyone experiencing a dry spell or having trouble achieving lucidity for the first time you can try this simple "mind over matter" technique. I use this to help break out of dry spells and I generally suggest it to others who are experiencing dry spells. I think it will also help first timers achieve lucidity. Basically here it is...Upon laying down to sleep you need to alter your state of mind. Basically, act as if you are an expert/experienced lucid dreamer and you know 100% that you will have a lucid dream. Don't only say/think to yourself that you will have a lucid dream, but truly 100% believe that you will achieve your goal easily. The best way to describe this "state of mind alteration" is to compare it to acting. Many actors and actresses "get into character" for their particular roles. They will spend several days (or even longer depending on the actor/actress) acting as if they are a completely different person to better prepare and play their role. Basically, you are trying to "get into the character" of an experienced/expert lucid dreamer. You could even go as far as getting into the character of "The Best Lucid Dreamer Ever." The idea is to fall asleep knowing and expecting yourself to become lucid, because you have done it millions of times before and it is easy for you. If you can do it correctly, and truly convince yourself that you will achieve lucidity, than it will greatly raise your chances of success. During a dry spell, I do this for as many nights as I need to break it. I usually am able to overcome my dry spell the very first night trying. Make sure that if you do not succeed, that you stay "in-character" and tell yourself/convice yourself that last night was a fluke and there is no way you won't become lucid the next night. You would be surprised how well this simple method can work. All it takes is a bit of "acting" !

      Note: This isn't a WILD method, but you could try it with WILD if you like (I actually have never paired it with a WILD before). I simply use this as I fall asleep normally. Usually when I succeed, I just randomly become lucid in my dream. Essentially its just a DILD/MILD method.

      Success Stories (taken from this thread):
      Quote Originally Posted by Loaf View Post
      I irregularly had lucid dreams every so often before I joined the forum. I used this technique and it worked for me after a few days.
      Quote Originally Posted by DpsBob View Post
      I've only had two lucids, but every time I did I changed positions RIGHT before I entered sleep paralysis and began lucid dreaming.
      Quote Originally Posted by Howard View Post
      I tried this again tonight, and I'm happy to report that it actually induced a short lucid dream.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mariano View Post
      oh my..
      It .....WORKED!!
      thanks KingYoshi! thank you for this method!
      Quote Originally Posted by jammerro View Post
      I got this technique working last night! After turning 2 times, i quickly fell into SP. I actually didnt feel the SP but i suddenly heard loud scratching-banging sounds. So i just sat myself up and did a RC and it worked.
      KingYoshi is the man!
      Quote Originally Posted by Emkinator View Post
      It worked for me! Had my first Wild with your technique and it was suprisingly easy.
      Quote Originally Posted by yonjuushichi View Post
      I got succesfull with more frequent WILDing.
      Today I had 2 WILDs and one false awakening This is what I call a combo
      Quote Originally Posted by Cardeal View Post
      YES HAD MY FIRST ONE!
      Thanks very much Yoshi! I was already giving up on WILDing but you did encourage me!
      Quote Originally Posted by MrBlue View Post
      I've been astonished about Yoshi's wild tecnique working out the first time I tried. I had my first LD with Dream control and super powers, chained with DEILD.
      Thank you Yoshi!
      Quote Originally Posted by shwaa View Post
      I used this WILD technique and finally had some success!
      Quote Originally Posted by weakamon View Post
      Ey, Guess what? I got my first-ever WILD.
      Quote Originally Posted by dakotahnok View Post
      This is a really great tutorial yoshi. We haven't talked much in the forum but I used this last night and it worked on the first try.
      Thanks
      Quote Originally Posted by weakamon View Post
      Ey yoshi, I had a lucid dream last night through this WILD.
      Quote Originally Posted by SoulClaw View Post
      wow, that actors technique is exactly what I did to get my first lucid.
      Quote Originally Posted by WDr View Post
      Hello. I've tried this out for tree days now, and the first time was successful, the other time was a little successful....
      Quote Originally Posted by wakeme View Post
      Hi King Yoshi,
      Thank you for your input and the dry spell killer technique! Killed.
      Quote Originally Posted by techdeck1 View Post
      Thank you KingYoshi! In my many years of trying to WILD and thinking it was just impossible for me or somethin people were lying about I have finally WILDED. Not once but TWICE!
      THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyyy0 View Post
      Oh my god, I DID IT!
      I flipped over to my side after a while and didn't move. I saw a few colors, but nothing much. Then I could feel my wooden floor like I was laying on the ground and some images began to come into view. Then I appeared back in bed, awake. I figured I should do a reality check just incase. It worked! I wanted to stabilize the dream but it ended so quickly I never got the chance to. Even though it was short I still can't believe I WILDed.
      This is an old guide. The new and improved version is located at http://www.dreamviews.com/wake-initi...wbtb-more.html
      Last edited by AURON; 05-29-2013 at 06:43 PM. Reason: made note of newer version
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      Well it's 4 a.m. right now. So I might try this lol. Hope it's a good time.

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      I'm gonna try this..everything i have been trying hasn't been working at all and it's really depressing.Wish me luck.

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      I'm really interested in this technique! Thanks for typing it up. I have a question, though -- how do you tell when 7 - 10 minutes are up? Do you use a timer or can you just naturally tell how much time has passed? I have a hard time doing that myself.

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      this is an interesting technique and I will definately try it... I have a question though... are you supposed to keep your eyes open when attemting to WILD?

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      What's nice about your flex relaxation is that it works wonders. My dad had brought back a "sound sleep solution" from a hotel and it told me to do that. I didn't feel like moving at all. I've never thought to do this when WILDing though. I'll give it a go whenever I remember.

      I have a question though, after I change positions, can I go back to my back if I'm not in my dream yet?
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      Question

      Now when you say stand up and do a RC do you mean actuelly stand or something else

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      Yeah, so I tried to do this at 4 a.m. Big mistake. My body was too tired.

      *sighs* If only there was a technique for us late night sleepers.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Harper View Post
      I'm really interested in this technique! Thanks for typing it up. I have a question, though -- how do you tell when 7 - 10 minutes are up? Do you use a timer or can you just naturally tell how much time has passed? I have a hard time doing that myself.
      The time doesn't have to be exact. Once you feel you have laid there a while just go ahead and change positions. I usually just lay still until the urge to move becomes strong, then change positions. For me that is around 10mins.

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      Quote Originally Posted by taylor View Post
      this is an interesting technique and I will definately try it... I have a question though... are you supposed to keep your eyes open when attemting to WILD?
      No make sure you keep your eyes closed the entire time.

      Quote Originally Posted by hellohihello View Post
      What's nice about your flex relaxation is that it works wonders. My dad had brought back a "sound sleep solution" from a hotel and it told me to do that. I didn't feel like moving at all. I've never thought to do this when WILDing though. I'll give it a go whenever I remember.

      I have a question though, after I change positions, can I go back to my back if I'm not in my dream yet?
      Sure, you can always go back to your back if you want.

      Quote Originally Posted by OminusFlame View Post
      Now when you say stand up and do a RC do you mean actuelly stand or something else
      Yes, but that is once you are already within your lucid. Most of the time (or at least for me) when I WILD, once I'm inside of the actual lucid dream, I'm still laying on my back after the transition.

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      Got it : >

      My cat wakes me up at 5 am every morning. Then I tried it when it again was light out, but I wasn't tired enough.
      --

      So what happened was once I got up to put my cat on my bed so it will go to sleep, I stretched a little and lay on my back. I did the flexer relaxing thing and just sat there, then I felt I should turn over, so I did... then some spinning happened and I was in my dream.
      Last edited by hellohihello; 08-24-2009 at 06:46 PM.
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      Tried this last night, woke up for like 5 seconds. I tried imagining my room but I fell asleep. I'ma try again I think this could work for me.
      Lucid dreams, gotta love em.

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      Awesome hellohihello, glad it worked for someone else!!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by KingYoshi View Post
      (Some may ask, "Why would this work?" I believe this works because subconsciously or consciously someone attempting to WILD often becomes frustrated and overcome with doubt when laying still for long periods of time without results. Remember, if you don't believe you can succeed at WILD, then most likely you will not. I think that the mind sees your position change as a fresh start. You don't worry about and focus too much on not moving because in 10mins you know you can move again. Because of this your mind is more relaxed during the 10min intervals and I believe this allows for better success entering SP.)
      There's actually another explanation for that, I saw it on a youtube video. Your body sends signals to your mind in order to know if it's still awake, you know... the urge to move. Each time you actually DO move, the 'timer' gets resetted and you have to wait a certain time again, this time the urge will be more intense but shorter. Each time you move after a certain time it happens. The effect is that after moving a bit, it's far easier to enter SP than without having moved (bear in mind that in total it takes more time than not having moved though
      I'll try to find the vid.

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      That's the stop drop & roll technique, but that's when the signal is highest.. he is saying don't worry about the signal just roll over... I think
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      Sounds interesting, the not-moving technique always annoys me and freaks me out. I'm going to wake to try this tomorrow after a WBTB

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ladon View Post
      There's actually another explanation for that, I saw it on a youtube video. Your body sends signals to your mind in order to know if it's still awake, you know... the urge to move. Each time you actually DO move, the 'timer' gets resetted and you have to wait a certain time again, this time the urge will be more intense but shorter. Each time you move after a certain time it happens. The effect is that after moving a bit, it's far easier to enter SP than without having moved (bear in mind that in total it takes more time than not having moved though
      I'll try to find the vid.
      I understand what you are saying, but I find that using this technique, moving on purpose, gets me lucid 30 minutes faster than not moving at all. Most WILD techniques tell you not to move because it resets your 'timer', but I'm not so sure I believe this theory anymore. Once I change position I usually immediately hit SP. My WILDs have been taking me on average 10-15 minutes to hit SP. When I don't move at all, it takes me 30+ minutes. I think moving on purpose is more effective than laying completely still because, often times, laying still is a struggle. It gets uncomfortable, your always worring about moving, and on top of that your body is sending you signals to move and you have to resist. My technique works because the mind is much more relaxed. Your not worrying about moving and the signals don't get very strong before the position change. I believe the mind is more relaxed and more prepared to WILD. Just my opinion though.

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      A Yoshi WILD technique eh?

      I'll try this once I get a good sleeping schedule.

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      I'm gonna give this a go. I havn't found my perfect WILD method. yet.
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      This would actually make more sense seeing as when i normally go to bed i turn about 4 times before i fall asleep. Oh well, only way to find out is to try. Will report if anything works.
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      Hmm I'm going to try this one! (:

      I've been hitting a problem with WILDing though, my body doesn't send me signals to move, it sends me a signal to swallow. Which I can't resist, and if I do my throat just goes ahead and does it anyway!! WHAT GIVES?!

      You reckon if I swallow it will break SP?
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      Ima give this one a try. I've tried every other WILD technique i cud find and nothing works, this one also seems much easier.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDooMoo View Post
      Hmm I'm going to try this one! (:

      I've been hitting a problem with WILDing though, my body doesn't send me signals to move, it sends me a signal to swallow. Which I can't resist, and if I do my throat just goes ahead and does it anyway!! WHAT GIVES?!

      You reckon if I swallow it will break SP?
      On your position change feel free to swallow all you want. If you are having a hard time not swallowing while you are lying still, then go ahead and swallow. Just try to not pay attention to it. If you are concentrating too hard on not swallowing then WILD isn't going to work anyway.

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      Ooo okay (:

      I'll remember that. I don't really concentrate on anything just my breathing and numbers, but when the urge does come, it's hard to ignore

      I'll do what you said and try and swallow when I move position.

      Thanks Yoshi!!
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      Great technique Yoshi. I look forward to testing this approach out myself. I'll post results soon.
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