I use to do that too when I was little. But I had a really bad experience with demons when I was about eight that really scared me. When I got older I started to research it. This is some of what I know.
*One of the most common forms of astral projection is through lucid dreaming. It happens when you are dreaming, but you are fully aware of what is going on around you. This can happen without even trying.
*For projection to work properly, the body must be fully relaxed. One of the best ways to do this is through meditation. This prepares you for projection because e your spirit gets bored and wants to move around and do something else.
*The body needs to be asleep, while the mind is still awake. This can happen by repeating the meditation over and over again, and by relaxing each part of the body one at a time.
*Once you have reached the altered conscious state you are ready to project. This can happen differently for each person.. Some “look for the light” while others keep focus on their meditation. However it happens for you, the important thing is to not think about it too much. This will cause a break in the projecting, sending you back to your body.
*Going back to your body can be a painful experience if it happens too suddenly, so it is important to focus on going back slowly.
There are some dangerous. A lot of times you can enter realms of evil and demons if you don’t project yourself far enough.