I am currently reading Dream Yoga. I am about 1/2 way through and decided to put it down for a bit while figuring out what practices work for me (and I switched to a fictional book about lucid dreaming). Writing down quick notes during the night about my dreams has helped with dream memory and I have spotted some patterns. I have started meditating when I lay down to sleep and I have played around with laying on my right side and closing that nostril before I fall asleep.
As for daytime practices, I have been setting my intention to remember my dreams, to have good dreams, to have many dreams and to wake up within my dreams. I have been reminding myself throughout the day that when I am “awake” things are dreamlike. I have also started jumping up during the day and looking for my reflection, shadow and the moon and the sun.
I feel like this is about all I want to try for now and that adding anything else could become overwhelming. I don’t think I have had a lucid dream yet. One block could be my confidence in having one. When I get to the intention part of, “Tonight I will wake up in my dreams” there is some doubt that I will not.
Does anybody have any pointers or suggestions regarding what techniques they found helpful?