My name is Jonah and I'm very interested in astral projection, I have been for some time. I practice meditation usually twice a day and I practice astral projection at night and early in the morning (around 6 am). I have NEVER had any sort of OBE, never had a lucid dream, or anything.
Last night when I was trying astral projection I was concentrating on my breathing trying to go deeper into relaxation, and I felt like my mind or my head was not a part of my body anymore like it was drifting off. I don't know if this is supposed to happen or what. But thing is I have trouble falling asleep which I think may be a problem when tryin to project because you have to be on the line between sleeping and awake (right?) and I can't get to that point unless I take melatonin and am laying on my side. I figured I had to be laying on my back to project so that's how I've been doing it.
I've also been visualizing moving my toes and hands without physically moving them, but I don't think I'm supposed to do that until I feel the "vibrations" that I always hear about. I've never felt these vibrations and apparently it's the most important part. I'm just concerned that my trouble falling asleep is going to hinder me from having an astral experience. Also when I am practicing projection I have slow zen garden meditation music on and a candle. If I'm doing something wrong please let me know, any insight would be helpful. I want to have an OBE so incredibly much.