Many people who practice Sahaja Meditation actually felt the energy in their hands their very first time.
How does that work?
When you meditate, your Inner Energy rises up through your body's Energy Centers and is released at the crown of your head. Part of the meditation process is for you to locate your Inner Energy. You can actually feel this energy - a tangible sensation of coolness or warmth - on the palm of your hand. Try it, you may even "feel the energy within" your very first time. In any event, you will have taken the first step on a journey of Self Realization.