Unlocking the Gateway: Using Yoga Nidra for Astral Projection

Astral projection using Yoga Nidra

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As an expert teacher and practitioner of Yoga Nidra, often referred to as ‘dream yoga’ or “yogic sleep”‘, I have observed its ability to usher individuals into a state of deep relaxation while still maintaining a keen sense of awareness.

This unique practice stands apart from astral projection (AP), which aims for an out-of-body experience, necessitating a wakeful mind amidst a sleeping body. But both have some similarity and common best practices. 

Astral projection practice

Many seekers and practioners of spiritual experiences find wanting an out of body experience. They want the tranquility necessary to explore the depths of meditation and astral projection. Astral projection is considered by many as one of the milestones of reaching one of the highest level of spirtual expereince.

In this article we will try to cover the Secrets of Astral Travel and willful Out-of-Body Experience. This includes tips for Entering astral plaine and shifting in to higher consciousness.

With Yoga Nidra our goal is strive to achieve the delicate balance of relaxing the body to the brink of sleep, all the while keeping the mind alert—a state often deemed as the ideal threshold for astral projection.

In the journey of spiritual exploration, Yoga Nidra can be thought of as a tool that offers profound relaxation and awareness. These are not only pivotal for the practice itself but also holds the key for individuals venturing into the realm of astral projection.

All you need to know about Astral Projection

Practicing Yoga Nidra can lead you to extraordinary experiences. Its a gateway to channelize your sub-conscious. As a “past” cynic I used to say all this sounds a lot of nonsense, but science has shown around 80% of our thoughts and actions are in the sub-conscious. Simply put Yoga Nidra helps channelize this sub-consicious and brings you in to deep relaxation.

Astral Projection (AP) is no longer a secret among prolific yogis. In my 18-year-practice of Yoga Nidra, I have had enriching experiences that lead me to share this untapped realm with you.

Vizualisation exercised
Vizualisation varuna Shunglu

What is Astral Projection?

Astral projection (or an out-of-body experience) is the conscious separation of your awareness from your physical body. This allows you to explore non-physical realities, often called the Astral Plane.

Contrary to popular belief, astral projection is a natural ability that can be developed through practice and carries no inherent danger. Yoga Nidra, a state of deep relaxation, can be used to facilitate astral projection experiences.

Key Concepts of Astral Projection

  • The Astral Plane: This is a multidimensional reality, existing beyond time and space, where consciousness travels during an out-of-body experience.
  • Scientific Basis: Studies increasingly suggest astral projection (OBEs) may be scientifically verifiable. Quantum physics is also exploring the multidimensional nature of reality. You can find a lot of examples in “Autobiography of a Yogi” where there are examples of astral projection.
  • The Importance of Practice: Like any skill, astral projection requires dedication and effort. Information and resources are helpful, but direct experience is the ultimate teacher.
  • Beyond Fear: It’s important to understand that astral projection is safe. Fear and misinformation can create obstacles to the experience.

Science and Altered States of Consciousness ( Or Astral projection)

Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs): There has been some research into OBEs, attempting to explain them through neurological mechanisms. These studies look at brain activity during OBEs to understand how the brain might be creating the experience. There is enough scientific evidence backing both OBEs and Yoga Nidra.

The Power of Deep Relaxation in Yoga Nidra

We often ignore one key aspect of our lifestyle: relaxation. In my years of practicing Yoga Nidra, I’ve realized the immense power that relaxation holds. It’s not just about rejuvenation or stress relief, deep relaxation can literally lull our physical state into sleep while keeping our consciousness alive.

The Intersection of Yoga Nidra & Astral Projection

Yoga Nidra contrary to its name, the goal is not to fall asleep but to reach a hypnagogic state, where the body sleeps but the mind is still awake. This is essentially the sweet spot for AP as well.

Steps to use Yoga Nidra for Astral projection

As an experienced practitioner, I’d admit something: using Yoga Nidra for Astral Projection is not an outright solution. It’s rather a constructive practice that can build your skills required for Astral Projection ( AP)

 Step 1: Settle in comfortably in a lying down position

Find a comfortable position and make necessary adjustments before initiating your practice.

Step 2: Body Scan

This step involves moving your awareness through the body. It trains you to hone your focus, a crucial skill for AP.

Components of Yoga Nidra
Components of Yoga Nidra

Taking the Leap: Experiencing Vibrations & Exiting

As we practice, the body will start to experience vibrations. This is a sign that we’re ready to exit our physical presence and venture into the astral plane.

The Challenges & Ways to Overcome Them

One common challenge is to entirely relax or distract the mind. If you find yourself on that boat, remember this is what we aim for in AP, for our mind to be active even when our body is at rest.

Overcoming Restlessness

If you often feel restless during your practice, try incorporating breathing exercises before you begin. Just remember, every master was once a beginner. Persistence is key.

Final Thoughts and my curated tips to achieve astral projection

Astral Projection is an extraordinary experience that quite literally takes you to new dimensions. While practicing Yoga Nidra might not directly lead you there, it surely equips you with the necessary skills. Keep exploring and remember to savor the journey as you traverse this beautiful path. Deep Relaxation, Visualization and practice can take you here. Also a spirtual master’s guidance can deeply accelerate this path.

And as we all know, the more we understand our inner selves, the more effortlessly we can navigate the outer world. Happy practicing, my fellow yogis!

This mystical world invites your curiosity, interest & your consistent practice, with possibilities unbound. Stay open and enjoy the ride! Any questions you can write to us at Sleep Dragon. Note: If you are a beginner try to practice yoga under the guidance of an experienced yoga practitioner.

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