boardsenseless wrote: Once in the house I became even more aware of my physical body outside of the dream. I came to a large room and felt myself floating, like it was a zero gravity chamber. At this point I found myself back in my bedroom but was half out of body, my legs felt as though they were floating up to the ceiling and I was almost completely inverted. I could also feel my arms floating above my head, even though I was also fully aware of my physical arms, resting by my side in bed. I concentrated on relaxing
Congrats on that astral body experience even if you didnt manage to get out of the body (its so common to be "stuck".. arms and legs seem to free much easier then the torso area!! That's a very common OBE experience).
Next time you are like that.. you could try doing an astral summersault as that should either flip you into the astral (probably your room) or may take you into a dream (seeing you were in between states).
Another way Ive gone astrally out, is pick one of the astral bits of you which are out and try to slide out of your body taking that part further and further away from you. eg focus on where your astral feet are and try to stretch them further and further away from your body. That can end up making you either slide or you will "pop" out. Or imagine a rope astrally just where your astral hands were..and use that rope as an aid to help pull you astrally out... climb the rope (that's one of Robert Bruce's techniques).
If you just wait to get out while already hanging out of your body.. that is how you are more likely to end up in a LD rather then an astral experience as after a while your waking consciousness will start to relax and your subconsciousness and dreaming will take over.
You may have to put some effort in to free your astral body up rather then relax and end up in a LD, the fact you were half hanging out of your body, shows your astral body was plenty relaxed already. (so in this case i do think you had a choice which you could be in.. relax and start to allow your mind to drift would take you into a LD.. or focus and concentrate hard on your astral body you could feel and try to move it away from the physical body more.. reach out by focusing on reaching things further away from your physical one.
I do wonder what the result would of been had you opened your eyes.. you "may" of opened your astral eyes seeing you were certainly connected to your astral body at the time. Could you astrally see? or were your astral eyes shut? Best not to thou open your eyes if you are feeling your physical body still as well.