I do move around a lot in my dreams and since a child, even if I could see nothing, I felt like I was this massive space and I could feel like I was spinning around in many different ways such as a Roller Coaster or swimming in deep water/diving.
But what sets AP from regular dreams? And if you move around in your dreams and feel specificly like you're moving and have a sense of distance and velocity, does this always mean it's AP?
I haven't tried entering AP through other ways but by accidentally becoming very awake and aware that I was dreaming and concious of the fact and what was going on. My most recent one started with me looking at my room, then it zoomed out slowly; going from the top of my house, to the city I live in, to the county, to the state, to the continent and then finally higher atmospheres that had a very sandy/pale yellowish/etc clouds that covered the Earth. A day later I was also browsing NASA and found the exact picture I had seen: The cloudy atmosphere blanketing the Earth in a creamy color.
Also what is the objective of AP? The benefits? Most articles I've seen are about how to induce AP but I don't know much about its affects or anything.
Thanks for reading!