I found this is the quickest way for someone to begin lucid
dreaming on the first attempt.
Lay down to go to sleep. This works best if you are extremely tired.
Lay on your back with your arms at your side and eyes closed. STAY
PERFECTLY STILL. You must stay awake. Your brain will send signals to
your body to see if you are ready to sleep. These signals include
getting an itch, wanting to change your body position, or wanting to blink or move your eyeballs (remember your eyes should be closed). YOU MUST IGNORE ALL OF THESE IMPULSES. After about 20-30 minutes you will feel a weight on your chest. You may even hear weird noises. You are now in sleep paralysis. If you open your eyes you will begin to hallucinate (dream with your eyes open) and you will not be able to move your body. Your body is completely asleep. Now that you are aware you are dreaming. You can shut your eyes and begin to dream about anything you want, instantly. You will be fully aware you are dreaming and can now (with some practice) control your dreams.
Now that you are lucid dreaming there are a few tricks to:
A. Check to see if you are dreaming
B. Stay dreaming while fully aware you are dreaming
A. You can do a few things in a dream to test and see if you are
You can flip a light switch. Flipping a light switch will never turn on
a light. Most of the times it does nothing.
Another thing to do is look in a mirror. You will never see yourself.
Once you have done this, you have confirmed you are dreaming, and now have control over your dreams.
B. Once you realize you are dreaming, your mind will try to wake up.
The best method (I found) to stay asleep and dreaming is to spin in a
circle (in your dream). This part of the brain will take all of the
attention away from waking up and now you will be into a DEEP sleep.