Relax and enjoy yourself
As you enter into the world of astral travel for beginners, you might look forward to becoming an expert, able to project yourself to any chosen destination at any time. For the time being though, accept that you are a beginner and ensure that you have all that you need in terms of peace and quiet when you try this for the first time. The best times of the day to try astral projection for beginners are either just after you wake up in the morning or just before falling asleep at night. The best place will most probably be your bedroom; it's usually where you are most relaxed.

What does Astral Travel for beginners feel like?
Different people will experience different sensations when trying astral projection. You may see things, moving shapes or lights for example, even though your eyes are shut. You should certainly feel relaxed, and if you feel comfortable enough then you are on the way to being released from your physical body. Sometimes though, if you try too hard to relax, it has the opposite effect, so don't approach it like a job.

What to wear or not
Astral travel for beginners requires that you prepare yourself thoroughly, and dress appropriately in loose-fitting and comfortable clothes. Alternatively it is perfectly acceptable to wear nothing at all. You should be aware however that when you astral travel, the temperature of your body drops slightly just as your physical body falls to sleep. So get yourself a sheet or even a thin blanket just to drape over yourself and make up for the temperature drop.

The beginners guide to floating
When you manage to achieve astral projection, your consciousness & astral body leave the physical body together. You have your senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste as you float through the astral plane. This is not dangerous, physically your body is not floating at all and while you are traveling, nothing can enter your physical body except for your astral body. Should you feel fear or sense danger as you travel, your astral body returns immediately.

Relax but don't sleep
Relaxation techniques are an important part of the process of astral travel. As a beginner, you may well find it helpful to follow written instructions until the routine becomes ingrained in you. Also, getting comfortable, as you begin to breathe in and out slowly, you need to be careful not to fall asleep. You will have your eyes closed, and as you relax it is natural that your body might want to go to sleep. As you begin your travels, you will start using your astral senses. When you try to open your eyes in your astral body, as a beginner you might find this causes a reflex action of opening your eyes in your physical body.

The road to mental and spiritual health
Astral projection for beginners promises amazing experiences and adventures. Take your time, keep your mind open and you will get there, reaping the benefits of mental strength and spiritual calm.

Author's Bio: 

Amanda Rivers writes and collects information on all aspects of the astral world. You will find on her site www.astral-traveling.com expert advice and tips on astral travel and suggestions on how to facilitate a relaxed state of mind and body, which is the most fundamental requirement. You can also browse through the many articles on various aspects on astral travel such as vibration state, meditation, lucid dreaming, time travel, healing in the astral plane, and so on.