Many of those who do astral travel have a common problem: they fall asleep while doing this. This shows that there is no good control of the energies of the subtle body. However, you can learn to control your astral body with certain exercises and techniques.
To successfully maintain consciousness without falling asleep, you must train for a period of 1 to 2 months by increasing control of your subtle energies. These exercises are not compulsory, but their role is obvious to those who have practiced them.
To activate your astral body, you will need:
A well-suited environment:
To successfully practice these exercises, you need a ventilated room. You should also make sure that there are no sources of noise. At the same time, it is important that the brightness is medium.
The sunlight should not fall directly on your face and its intensity should not bother you. You can use a blanket on the floor, a bed, or a chair (armchair). If the bed makes you want to sleep, you’d better use a chair, at least at first.
The right moment:
The best time to practice astral travel is early in the morning. As with most of us, it is difficult to use this time, you can do the exercises at any time of the day. It is useful to keep the practice at the same time each day because the body gets used to a certain biorhythm and the effect will be considerably amplified after a long period of practice.
However, the most important thing is to choose when no one will bother you. The daily time for practice (it would be perfect if you could do it daily) can vary between 30 minutes and an hour.
Now take a look at the exercise to activate and control your astral body:
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Sit on the blanket (bed/chair/armchair), face up and legs straight and slightly apart (about 15-20 cm/6-8 inches). Keep your hands at your sides, palms up. Keep your eyes closed throughout the exercise.
It is also important to maintain a state of complete immobility. If the temperature in the room is too low, cover yourself with a blanket before you begin.
Focus your attention on your legs and visualize the bright yellow light, just like the sunlight, passing through your feet and going up. For 2 to 4 minutes, simply visualize the light surrounding the aura around your legs.
After that, focus on your hands for 2 to 4 minutes and visualize the sunlight around your hands and arms. After that, try to focus on an image of the hands and legs surrounded by the intense yellow light.
Then focus on your neck, shoulders, and back to see how light enters your body. Then keep the picture of how energy flows around your body for another 2 to 4 minutes. After that, focus on your head and visualize how the energy fills each neuron in your brain with intense sunlight. Keep this picture in your mind for 2 to 4 minutes.
Finally, visualize the whole body wrapped in bright yellow light. Visualize how the glow develops around you until it reaches the walls of the room. As it grows, feel your body lose its solid form and become a huge sphere of light and energy. Repeat this feeling of intense energy around your body at least 5-6 times.
Focus on the sensations you would have when you feel the wall through that body of light. Imagine reaching and touching the walls and furniture. Keep this step as long as possible until you can feel contact with these objects.
Focus your attention on your physical body, start moving your fingers and toes. Open your eyes and get up slowly. It is recommended not to turn on the TV or radio immediately.
This exercise amplifies all perceptions and it is possible that a disharmonic image or song could have negative effects on your subconscious.
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How exercise affects your astral body:
As mentioned earlier, this exercise is designed to improve the perception of your astral body. It is the first step towards a conscious astral projection.
Apart from that, it also has positive effects on your mental health and helps improve your subconscious.