Astral travel is a method of leaving one’s physical body and traveling to the astral plane by its astral body. The astral plane is a dimension of vibration that is much higher than the plane of the earth. According to experts, astral projection is one of our natural qualities that we had during childhood and which we lost as we grew up. However, every adult travels astral while sleeping. But that person doesn’t realize it most often as at that time, our physical body just rested.
Lucid dreams, on the other hand, are events where a person becomes aware that he is sleeping and dreaming. It’s just a game of our logical and subconscious mind where we often can’t distinguish between waking and sleeping. For example, a clear dreamer might wake up in the morning, get ready for work and actually go to his office just to get up in bed later. Lucid dreaming is a scientific process and does not really need the dreamer to sleep to occur. So there are 2 types of lucid dreams: Dream initiated by lucid dreaming (DILD) and wake lucid dreaming (WILD).
Difference between Astral & Lucid Dreaming trips
Both of these incidents are ways in which a person can gain access to the astral realm, even though lucid dreams are not the same as bodily experiences (OBE) such as astral travel. In the case of lucid dreams, someone is in control and responsible for how the experience will occur, but in the case of other dreams, people do not control their own experiences; but just exploring the details of the new world. So, in astral projection, one is bound by himself, while the other if it is truly free and is at its best.