With some proficiency in dream yoga, you can progress into sleep yoga, which is connected to Yoga Nidra in Hinduism and Luminosity Yoga in Buddhism. This track will support the formless meditations that prepare for this yoga, and show you how to use lucid dreaming as a platform into lucid sleep. Sleep yoga explores what Hinduism calls “causal consciousness,” or the foundational awareness from which all other states of consciousness emerge. If we’re lucid to it, we’re in the most direct contact with nonduality in deep dreamless sleep, and sleep yoga shows you how to access this highly refined state. In Buddhism, sleep yoga is considered “full lucidity” while dream yoga is “partial lucidity.” Sleep yoga follows the progression of transcend but include: it goes beyond both lucid dreaming and dream yoga, while incorporating both.
If lucid dreaming and dream yoga are a form of “night school,” with sleep yoga and bardo yoga we enter “graduate school.” They’re not for everyone. Don’t worry if they don’t speak to you. But these more advanced practices are in the traditions, and just knowing about them can vastly expand your horizons in terms of what’s possibleread more
Just like with all the other nocturnal meditations, there are things to do during the day to prepare for sleep yoga and things you can do at night. Using the tenet that lucid dreaming is partial lucidity while lucid sleep is full lucidity, you can use the lucid dreaming state as a halfway house to lucid sleep. While the meditationread more