Here’s some of the best lucid dreaming techniques to get you started;
Mnemonically Induced Lucid Dream (MILD);
This method includes intention and visualization to push yourself into a lucid dream as you are falling asleep. Usually this is combined with setting an alarm to wake yourself up in the middle of the night. Then you simply use a mantra, your focus, or visualizations of what you want to dream about.
Wake Back To Bed (WBTB);
Basically a simpler version of the MILD, or just part of a MILD. All you need to do is schedule an alarm, or some other way of waking yourself up in the night. Some people do this by drinking a lot of liquid before they sleep. The benefits of WBTB are increased dream recall, and a much higher chance of become lucid when you go back to bed. This works because you are going straight back into REM sleep.
Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD);
This is a fairly advanced technique. The wake induced lucid dream technique involves going straight from being away, to being in a dream. Some people believe this can ONLY be done combining a WBTB or MILD technique, because it requires going directly into REM sleep.
The way this technique is done is by get yourself in a relaxed state, either by meditation or binaural beats, and going through numerous phases before jumping directly into the dream. You will start to see/hear hallucinations, and go into sleep paralysis before you actually just right into the dream.
The real trick is to keep you brain awake, as your body falls asleep.
Externally Induced Lucid Dream (EILD);
This method involves having an external stimuli making you aware you are dreaming. The best time to trigger the external stimuli would be during REM sleep. For this technique one could use the Nova Dreamer, lights, something that vibrates, or audio. You’ll have to test each one individually to see which works best for you.
Dream Induced Lucid Dream (DILD)
This is one of the oldest and most common methods of lucid dreaming. It usually happens without the subject even realizing it. This one simply means you induce a lucid dream WHILST dreaming. This can happen from a reality check, noticing a dream sign, or just randomly. To practice a DILD, you need to practice recognizing a dream from reality.