There are many ways to have an out of body experience and you may have to experiment to find a method that works for you and that you feel comfortable using. Once you find a comfortable method the more you practice it the more proficient you will become and the easier it will be to induce a session of astral travel.
Keep in mind you may not be successful right away. In fact, it's more likely it will take several attempts before you have any success having an out of body experience. But don't give up! Give your chosen method at least a week if not longer.
* Practice at a time when there will be no distractions.
* Lie comfortably in a dark room.
* Make sure you are relaxed and not caught up in thoughts of your day or chores to do tomorrow. You might want to clear your mind and prepare your body with a relaxation technique. An easy technique would be to start at your feet and work upwards tensing and relaxing each body part in succession.
* When you are relaxed, then it's time to attempt an out of body experience.
In any case, being creative, imagining with lots of detail, and not "forcing" things are all important. Make it an enjoyable experience, something you desire to do, not something you have to do.
You get a notion that it would be grand to jump off the swing like you used to when you were on the school playground. Then another better idea strikes you. What if you let your astral self fly off as you swing forward. That motion would just propel you up and out over that meadow, gliding like one of the clouds high above.
Let yourself go. See yourself leaving the swing and floating over the meadow.
Feel yourself hanging up there above the tracks and watching yourself, your shell, continue on down the other side.
It is possible to have the feelings or signs of having an out of body experience but not quite making it completely. If that happens, don't despair! You are on your way and just keep practicing.
And don't forget to come back and tell us about it.