Lucid dreaming helps you control your dreams the way you want, although not completely, but in most of situations while dreaming. After a hard job of developing your skill on dream recalling, the dream controlling is quite easy and very productive in mental health.
You can gain it through different techniques listed below.

1. The first step of dream control is the awareness, reasons and positive or negative effects of the dream control upon your character. You must consider the dreams as a proper problem and try to examine the types of dreams. You should try to understand the message in the dreams, although most of the dreams are reflections of your daily problems and unsolved thoughts in the mind, but there are some dreams that have specific lessons or indicators toward the solutions of your problem.

2. Slowly start control your thoughts before going to bed and give prior instructions to your mind that how to act on different situations while dreaming.

3. Close your eyes and imagine the scene and try to play that scene according to your wish. Repeat this procedure three to four times before sleep.

4. Verbal commands are other popular techniques for the beginners. Just command your brain with loud voice while closing your eyes, for example; you can order to change the weather from sunlight to cloudy. It is a simple and very effective procedure to reinforce your desires in dream control.

5. Dream spinning is the most effective technique used by the lucid dreamers. It is linked with the navigation of locations or situations. More you get control of your mind more you can navigate through one to another dream scene of your desire. This technique allows you to change your action or location in the dreams. For example; open the door of the room if you find yourself in a room with door, you can get a better situation or your desired location on the other side of that door.

6. Another good technique is the escape out of the dream when you find yourself in danger or if you loose control over your dreams, you should wake up to get rid of that bad dream. Now the matter is how to wakeup with a secure mental approach, you can try to overexcite yourself by doing any extraordinary move in the dream. Most of the time over excitement brings you out of sleep and gives you relief from the dangerous situations in the dreams. If you feel hard to become excited, then you can close your eyes in the dream and clear your senses; eliminate every thought from your mind and keep it calm for sometime, this would also help you to come out of the dream in the waking world. This technique is very effective in getting relief from the bad effects of the bad dreams. You can do a reality test after wake up to check your current situation and location.

Practice makes the man perfect. So keep it in mind and practice daily to become a lucid dreamer.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.