Today we are going to talk about what is hypnagogia meaning? Hypnagogia state means when we go from wakefulness to dream sleep state, then a state comes in between where we are neither sleeping nor awake.
This state is somewhat like lucid dreams. One more where hypnagogia state experience is found in dream yoga for spiritual benefits, the other and its other benefits include creative ideas, innovation and research.
If you want to understand yourself deeply then this experiment is best for you. One of the easiest and best method to explore the subconscious and unconscious mind is hypnagogia trance state.
We all know that there are two main states of the conscious mind, the first is wakefulness and the second is sleeping.
There is another state between these two states which helps us in self-discovery and understanding. This state is known as Hypnagogia. This is a Greek word which means Hypnos = sleeping and agogos = lead means a state that leads in sleeping.
Everyone experiences this in different forms. Let us know about the types of hypnagogia.
Hypnagogia state experience and its type
It depends on what type of vision you see. Primary is a visual (image oriented) second is auditory i.e. sound oriented and apart from this it is kinesthetic which we also call physical oriented, apart from this it is also person oriented.
Depending on this, your experience in the state of hypnagogia also varies.
You can understand some main hypnagogia state experience below.
Images: It can be static or moving, can be colourful or plain, sometimes it appears alone and sometimes it takes the form of a film in dreams.
Sound: This sound can be of any kind, many times you must have heard the sound of raindrops, chirping of birds, healing music when you are in this state.
Repetitive action: Seeing yourself doing the same thing again and again in a particular dream. Some people say that they get the same dream many times.
Physical sensation: Experience of any kind of physical activity such as smell of something, falling from a height, change in temperature is experienced in this.
Sleep paralysis: This state is also a part of hypnagogia in which we are not able to move. It can be a scary experience for some people but there is no harm in it.
Apart from all this, you can experience multiple hypnagogia. It is not fixed that what experiences you will have because it can be a combination of any experience.
Many people tried to understand the mysteries
If we talk about history, many people of writer, artist, and philosopher field have explored themselves by using such experiments in hypnagogia state experience. His main target was to spark new ideas, innovation and mystery. Let us know about some people.
Artist Salvador Dali, writer Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein), and inventor Thomas Edison are just a few of the people who experimented with hypnagogia on themselves. Sleeping by keeping some objects on his hands and then suddenly waking up hearing the sound of falling of that object, after which he used to go into the state of hypnagogia immediately after falling asleep.
This has also happened with some people in normal life, like sleeping by keeping the book on the face while reading, which most of the students do. After waking up suddenly in the night, they keep the book on the side and go back to sleep and immediately go into this state so that new creative ideas start coming in their mind and these ideas are mostly related to what they were reading. .
Tibetan sadhus also do this experiment on themselves for dream yoga i.e. Yoga Nidra. He does this to train his mind in a better way. Their motive behind this is to promote spiritual experience and awakening. And any person can learn to control mind and body in a better way by using Yoga Nidra.
Modern era and hypnagogia state experience
In today’s world, some people who consider themselves different from normal, use it for prediction. Based on what they experience in the state of hypnagogia, they predict what is going to happen next.
Not only this, some people who want to explore their unconscious mind or want to improve more and more, they also use it. Now let us know how to do the experiment of hypnagogia to keep our unconscious mind active?
Explore unconscious mind with hypnagogia state
According to some people
Hypnagogia is the shortest path for communication from our subconscious — Sirley Marques Bonham, physicist
Seeing the way people use it to improve their psychological level, it can be said that it can prove to be one of the best methods to explore the unlimited power of our mind.
There is a lot we can do with it based on the way some scientists have used it to enhance an active dream and Tibetan monks who use it to strengthen their spiritual connection.
I myself believe that dream yoga i.e. Yoga Nidra is such an experience which controls your body and mind in physical experience and also enhances your experience on mental and spiritual level.
Subconscious and unconscious mind (read full about it here) is that part of our mind where there are those memories of our past which we have suppressed and forgotten but they have not ended. By taking them out again, we can make our tomorrow better. Can increase unlimited knowledge.
If you also want to explore your unconscious mind and use its knowledge, then follow the steps given below for hypnagogia state experience.
1. Hypnagogia state experience – set an intention
Your intention means you’re thinking about which subject you want to know. The intention of most people is related to success, money, and happiness, so whenever you want to experiment hypnagogia on yourself and find out the solution to the problem, the first thing you should do is to find out what you want. ?
One of the many powers of our subconscious mind is to tell the solution of your problem. This is not possible due to thousands of thoughts going on throughout the day, so you should think about those topics which are happening to you again and again.
Why is this happening? If you want to know this, just think about it and that too for 15-20 minutes.
2. Record the experience
I had told the benefits of writing a diary in the earlier post. This keeps you motivated, focuses on what you want to become and keeps you balanced. Whenever you want to solve your problem by going into hypnagogia state, record it as well.
This will improve your experience and you will know what happened. Some people give importance to writing a diary at night while sleeping and as soon as they wake up in the morning, which keeps them balanced.
3. Set alarm for hypnagogia state experience
While sleeping at night, we go into deep sleep at different times. If you are very tired, then it does not take you even 10 minutes and you go into deep sleep, whereas on other and normal days it takes you around 30 minutes.
To experience the hypnagogia state, you have to set an alarm.
If you are very tired then set the alarm for 10 minutes and in normal for 20 minutes. When you do this, before going into deep sleep, your sleep opens and we turn the process to the other side. Doing this helps you to feel the experience of a good hypnagogia.
4. Taking a nap is necessary for the hypnagogia state experience
You have to keep in mind that when you wake up after ringing the alarm, you do not have to sleep again. If this is happening then do not panic, it will take some time but your practice will be done. The same happens in Yoga Nidra. You will be able to stop yourself from sleeping only if you keep practicing.
If you want to experience the journey of the astral body, then hypnagogia and astral travel practice will be best for you. Both the exercises are helpful in freeing your subconscious mind.
After ringing the alarm, lie down comfortably on the bed and think about your intention. Relax yourself at the body and mind level and the experience of your journey will begin.
For some people it is like traveling in a train in which they see things outside changing so fast that they get scared. You just have to experience it, not think or react.
5. Observe the activity going on in the brain
The most difficult thing is to observe the thoughts going on in the brain because thoughts keep on forming every moment and it is not possible that you can stay on any one thought for a long time. For this you need a very long practice.
Meditation and Tratak both are good medium if you want to control your thoughts. If you can’t do this, then just concentrate on the breath or keep feeling what is happening in the body.
6. Record your experience after hypnagogia state experience
The first alarm was to wake you up from sleep and the second alarm to bring you out of hypnagogia. Don’t forget to write what you feel during this.
The first alarm which was between 10-20 minutes, this alarm will be around 30 minutes or take care of how long you can stay in that state without sleeping.
The thing to keep in mind is that in the beginning it is hardly even for 10 minutes because later we go to sleep.
You don’t have to sleep, set the alarm according to how long you can stay in this state, because after sleeping you will forget what you have experienced and it is very important for you to record it.
7. Understand experiences and react to them
What you experience in hypnagogia state is not necessary that it is correct every time or you get the right experience in the first time itself. This experiment has different effects on different people, so experience varies.
Your intention and energy level works behind all this, which is not the same in all.
If during experience you find yourself trapped in negative thoughts or everything is feeling boring which shows lifeless experience, then it is not necessary to have the right experience and keep practicing. Most of the experiences are fantasy and thriller which start getting correct over time.
8. Explore the hypnagogia experience in meditation
Think deeply during meditation about what you feel in hypnagogia state and what your experience is. When you do this, you will find yourself in a lucid state and here your unconscious mind is free and guides you.
Some people who do not have any guru can increase their spiritual experience in this state and get answers to their questions which they do not get anywhere else.
My own belief is that we can solve most of the problems by thinking about what has been written in the diary in solitude for some time or by thinking about what has happened in daily life.
If you can do this then you will never be disappointed but will enjoy a balanced life.
Hypnagogia state experience – final word
If my opinion is to be taken then it is a good practice to experience hypnagogia state. What can’t you do through this? The unconscious and subconscious mind which we work hard for years to explore can be understood in a short time through this experiment.
This is the same practice as Yoga Nidra, just need a right guide and continuous hard work because only regular practice prepares you for this and then you start adopting them in life by uncovering the buried secrets of our mind. Is.
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