Two people are needed for this exercise, a sender and a receiver.
The sender sits in a relaxed position, breathing deeply. Both ground and center. The receiver lowers her hand, palm toward the sender, into the field of the aura. Stop when you feel the outer, radiating edge of the astral body. The “feel” will at first be extremely subtle – a slight tingling, heat, and almost imperceptible difference, perhaps only a sudden urge to stop. Scan the astral body with your hands – again feeling for areas of tension, which may register as cold, as absence of energy or simply as uneasiness. Sense the body’s power centers, as well. Share your impressions with the sender, and compare results with the pendulum method.
Exchange positions and repeat.
Exercise courtesy of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk