Choose a quiet place you find relaxing. You can be indoors or outdoors, as long as you are comfortable. Make sure you won’t be interrupted. OBEs are most common in the morning at 4:00am-6:00am. Trying this at night or when you are tired will probably just make you fall asleep.
Find a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down. Many people choose to lie down on their backs, but be forewarned that temporary sleep paralysis is more likely in this position if you do fall asleep.
Say to yourself, “Mind awake-Body Asleep” or “I will have a lucid dream.” until you memorize it.
Relax by either allowing yourself to almost fall asleep—actually sleeping would defeat the purpose—or through intense meditation.
As you relax, you will become less conscious of your external surroundings. Keep on relaxing until you feel a vibrating sensation in your body, and sounds that sound similar to a tornado/wind. The urge to move here will be tremendous, especially if it’s your first time. Just relax deeper and deeper until the sounds passes, avoid falling asleep, though—or you might wake up with sleep paralysis! Soon everything will be completely silent and your body will be still.
If you did the above correctly, you should feel as if your body was paralyzed; some say it “feels like a lead blanket is over you.” You should, however, be able to move your eyes, mouth, nose, and face.
Now, here is the separation part using the “rope method.” Feel your “imaginary” hands climbing up a rope. Do not visualize this! This is meant to be only a feeling of you climbing a rope. Imagine you are doing this in pure darkness. Keep going up. Some have said it’s easier to climb up on inhale, stay put on exhale, etc. Soon you will find yourself out of your body. This method is proven to trigger the projection reflex. The “visualize yourself floating up” is more of a “let’s hope this works” type method. If you experience vibrations during the separation part it’s recommended to relax more, you will only lose more energy and it will become harder.
Open your astral eyes. You should be viewing your room from the side of your bed.