Learning astral projection is a struggle for many people. Although this practice is extremely old, people who can astral project are quite rare. Due to this rarity many people think that only special or gifted people can learn this art. This just isn’t true. Astral projection might be uncommon, but it’s a skill like any other that can be learned. If you find the right methods and practice regularly, you can learn this skill in a remarkably short time. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of nonsense written about astral projection by people who simply don’t understand this skill. This is understandable to an extent, due to the fact that many authors on astral projection having little to no practical experience. In order to understand astral projection, you need practical experience.
To help you prepare for astral projection here are 5 tips that I strongly recommend. I learned these tips through extensive experience over 10 years. They helped me a great deal to astral project consistently and powerfully, and they can certainly help you.
- Relaxation is the key to astral projection
The inability to relax fully is the key reason many people can’t astral project. The free astral projection guide contains an extremely effective relaxation technique that anyone can learn. It’s especially important if you suffer from stress or anxiety, because these problems can have a negative impact on your astral projection exercises. One thing to keep in mind is that you must never push yourself while learning relaxation techniques. The harder you push yourself, the more tension you build, and the harder it becomes to relax. Astral projection requires gentle effort, not trying harder. The harder you try, the more you pressure yourself, and the more you pressure yourself, the less likely you are to relax. An excellent way to prepare yourself quickly for deep relaxation is through the 4-7-8 breathing technique developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. With this technique you can relax virtually anywhere and it’s very simple and easy to learn. Also, avoid any stimulants such as coffee before your practice session for at least 2 hours. Stimulants make deep relaxation very difficult, and make astral projection virtually impossible.
- Learn meditation
Many people don’t know how to meditate properly, but I strongly suggest that you learn it. Meditation makes astral projection far easier because it exercises the mind in a relaxed fashion. It builds concentration and focus, calms the mind, and prepares it for your practices. By practicing meditation before your astral projection exercises, you can master the exercises far more quickly. You don’t have to meditate for extended periods of time, 10 to 15 minutes is sufficient. If you don’t know how to meditate here is a simple Zen meditation technique.
- If you use medication, research it properly
Several types of medication can have an impact on your ability to astral project. Sleeping pills, sedatives, certain pain killers, and marijuana can inhibit your ability to experience REM sleep, and without adequate REM sleep, you can’t astral project. Certain medications can have the opposite effect and actually increase REM sleep, one such example is lamotrigine. Lamotrigine is used for the treatment of epilepsy, anxiety, and depression and is well known in the psychiatric profession as a substance that can cause vivid dreams. Galantamine is another example. This medication is used for the treatment of cognitive impairment disorders such as Alzheimer’s and has shown very promising results in improving lucid dreaming. If you use a medication that inhibits REM sleep, ask your doctor for a possible alternative, or consider using a lucid dreaming supplement if your doctor agrees.
- Use supplements if necessary
Lucid dreaming supplements can have very good results for learning astral projection more quickly. Two very popular supplements are Calea zacatechichi used by the Chontal people of Oaxaca, and Silene capensis used by the Xhosa people of South Africa. These supplements have a long history of use by shamanic practitioners and they can work extremely well. I generally recommend using supplements such as these if you experience very little REM sleep.
If you find it hard to meditate or relax deeply due to anxiety, you might want to use valerian root. This herb is a well-known sedative that doesn’t inhibit REM sleep and can be very effective for inducing relaxation and helping you to fall asleep more easily. It’s available at most health food stores and is quite inexpensive.
Brainwave entrainment is another supplement you can investigate. These usually consist of audio files that change brainwave patterns through the frequency following response. Binaural beats and isochronic tones are the most common types of brainwave entrainment, but several others exist. They can make meditation and deep relaxation much easier to learn and can be a valuable and reliable shortcut for beginners. However, if you have epilepsy or suffer from seizures, avoid brainwave entrainment entirely because it can trigger negative symptoms.
For the sake of your safety keep the following is mind: always consult your doctor before using any supplements. This is of cardinal importance; your health must always come first.
- Practice every single day
I cannot emphasize this point enough. If you don’t practice every single day, then you won’t learn to astral project. If you just miss a few days, it can set you back by weeks. With the proper techniques you can learn astral projection in 12 weeks or less, but unless you practice every day you will struggle or fail entirely. If you have a busy lifestyle, then practice only a little bit if you have to, but practice every day. Little and often is the recipe for success. So, practice, practice, practice.
If you follow these guidelines you will have very little trouble learning astral projection. Astral projection isn’t rocket science and doesn’t take a long time to learn. So, learn to relax, learn to meditate, learn about your medication, use supplements if necessary, and practice every single day. By doing this you will learn to astral project in no time.