Astral projection is defined as the separation of oneself from their physical body. This separation entails exploring the astral plane and is an out of body experience that is achieved through lucid dreaming or deep meditation. Astral projection or astral travel offers individuals with an opportunity to explore their consciousness without being restricted by their physical bodies. As such, astral projection provides a variety of advantages. One of the main benefits of astral travel is better sleep.
How to astral project
Astral projection through meditation helps develop an inner calmness that leads to a deeper sleep and helps a person relax better during sleep. Also, astral projection has been known to contribute to increased memory recall, intelligence and improved imagination.
To experience the benefits of astral projection, learning how to separate the astral body from the physical body is key. There are several lessons and techniques that beginners can use to learn how to astral project.
Since astral projection is achieved through meditation, many of the breathing techniques used in meditation also apply in the achievement of an out of body experience. One of the techniques that beginners can employ is focused breathing.
This is done through controlled deep breaths. Controlled breathing is done with the aim of emptying the mind of all distractions. Towards this end, there should be no other sound or feel except for the sounds made when breathing. Typically, doing this for twenty minutes causes an individual’s body to be in a state of awareness and experience a heavy wave or blanket roll over them.
Shifting of consciousness
Another important step of astral projection involves the shifting of the consciousness. The change can feel a bit awkward for beginners as it is normal for the body to shimmer and vibrate. At this stage, it is important to stay calm and not lose focus and allow the vibrations to pass through the body. Also, it is important to empty one’s mind of everything. It is also important to stay in a quiet state.
One of the most critical stages of astral projection is visualizing movement. This is done without actually experiencing any physical movement. One of the best ways of achieving bodily movement is by imagining the contraction and closing of the hand. This is to be done without actually moving the hand physically.
Also, it is important to be in a state of focused breathing while trying to achieve a state of movement. Thus, one should concentrate on the hand movement without actually moving their hands. It is also possible to focus on a feeling of trying to grab a rope while in a state of meditation.