Taking flight in lucid dreaming is a simple matter of remembering past dreams of flight. Nothing needs to be tensed, no word needs to be said. Attempting flight with closed eyes produces a high rate of success, but presents an increased probability of inadvertent translocation.
If a flight attempt is unsuccessful, a practitioner may try jumping from a high elevation or from a window. The natural instinct of dream flight takes over and the fall becomes a controlled flight. However, jumping from windows or other elevations is advisable only to practitioners with experience, since novices may not always be able to determine whether they are in lucid dreaming or in reality.
In case of difficulties with take-off, you can also try to jump up and stay airborne for as long as you can. It’s better to do it in incremental bounds, as that keeps you more active – which is safer in terms of maintaining lucid dreaming.
When flying in a deep lucid dreaming, another problem besides taking-off may arise: maintaining lucid dreaming state. In order to avoid a return to the body or sleep, flying has to be as energetic and sensation-infused as possible. To that end you can also keep up vibrations, as well as periodically rub together and scrutinize your hands. In certain conditions, flying in lucid dreaming can not only keep the state stable, but also even deepen it. This happens during aggressive flight with sharp turns and constantly flying close-by various objects in order to visually inspect them.
The most important thing is to try not to fly in a relaxed, laid-back manner or take in the scenery, as this will quickly lead to the end of lucid dreaming.