By Karl Sewon
I´m sure you have heard of people having an Out of body experience or an Astral Projection. Its the ability to leave your physical body and explore the world and other levels of existence through your astral body. There are several things that you need to keep your focus on in order to achieve this state and to astral project while keeping a conscious mind.
The first thing you should do is to find a calm place for you to begin your exercises, I recommend that you avoid the bed if possibly, we are conditioned to fall asleep when using the bed, and this is not something we want to happen, the goal is to making the body fall asleep while keeping the mind active and alert. I recommend using a chair with arm support, or at least to be in a sitting position.
When you are properly seated its time to begin relaxing your entire body. Begin to tense your feet for 10-20 seconds and then release. Relax and breathe calmly. Repeat this and works your way up through your body. From your feet to the head until every little muscle feels totally relaxed.
When your body is relaxed it's time to focus on keeping the mind calm, relaxed and free of thoughts. This is something most people can have some problems with, in our daily lives the mind is constantly occupied with mental chatter and this can be hard to just turn off. I recommend taking deep breaths in order to keep your mind focused. Concentrate on inhaling air into the nose and breathing out through the mouth, do this in a very slow pace. If unwanted thoughts start to surface in your mind simply push them away and get your attention back to your breathing.
After a while you may notice that your body is getting heavier and everything seems to be slower, you may feel like your whole body is expanding. You are now in the trance state where your body has gone to sleep while your mind stays active. But you are not free of your body just yet, you need to implement an exit method to separate from your body.
There are many different exit techniques you can do, the best way is to try some of them and find out which works best for you. One of the more popular ones is the rope technique. Begin to imagine that an invisibly rope is hanging from the ceiling and that you are climbing it with your imaginary hands. Its important to keep your physical body fully relaxed when you do this. This method if done right will exert a high level of pressure on the astral body and forcing it to separate.
Those are the key components for how to astral project and keeping a conscious mind. The most important of these are the relaxation bit.
Its the foundation which all the other skills rests upon, so take your time with it. I hope this information has been helpful and will help you have an Astral Projection.
Karl Sewon is the author of this article and is a regular Astral projector.
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