The list author says: "The interesting thing about chakras is that people are always re-discovering them firsthand. For example, author Dr. Brugh Joy was moving his hand above a patient's liver, interested in whether there was such a thing as 'liver energy' when he accidentally detected the solar plexus chakra (Joy's Way, p.155). Similarly, I 'discovered' my own chakras while doing two meditations: During a "white light" meditation (similar to that described in Chakra Clearing by Doreen Virtue), I saw distinct images when the 'light' reached my solar plexus and throat chakras. Later, during a third eye meditation, I had a vivid image of a Light on an altar. These images were clearly connected to particular locations of my body. Another way for beginners to experience the chakras is through energy healing workshops such as Healing Touch. I particularly enjoyed Healing Touch level II, which includes spiral chakra healing and meditation."