All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.– Edgar Allan Poe
We spend almost one third of our life asleep, where we slip in an uncontrolled way into an unconscious dream state, experiencing extraordinary mental images and sensations – only to return with vague impressions that we barely remember when we awaken.
Many feel that there must be something more to dreaming than just some imagined series of events and images involuntarily occurring in the mind while we sleep.
Imagine if we could make use of that time asleep, not just for resting and regenerating the body, but for learning, problem solving, exploring, healing and even for spiritual practice.
Lucid dreaming is the practice of becoming conscious while in the dream state, so that we can interact voluntarily with the dream world. The practice of lucid dreaming has been explored for thousands of years. The ancient yogic tradition revealed specific techniques of training that allow one to explore shifting states of consciousness while remaining fully aware, allowing one to ‘wake up’ while dreaming, and even to explore the dream world consciously.
For yogis, this experience is more than just exploring the images and scenes created by the mind, it is something that takes place in another dimension of reality – the astral worlds, where we can discover our own astral body and gain deep insights into the multidimensional nature of our own spiritual being, and of the universe in which we exist.
We will explore:
- The benefits of lucid dreaming and conscious sleep
- The nature and structure of the astral dimensions according to ancient yogic and modern Western research.
- How to bring awareness into altered states of consciousness
- Techniques for recognising the dream state and ‘waking up’ while dreaming.
- Yoga Nidra – the yoga of conscious sleep
*Note, this workshop will not be about the interpretation of dreams, but rather about gaining an understanding of the astral worlds and learning how to enter and navigate them consciously.
- Members: £120
- Non-members: £150