Recent research has increased our understanding of the important role positive emotions have on our physical health. One emotion in particular has a quick and striking impact: the sense of awe.
We feel awe when touched by the power or beauty of nature, or through art, exquisite music, or a moving spiritual experiences.
How Awe affects us
Awe and other positive emotions lower our levels of certain cytokines, which are signaling molecules that help cells communicate with one another. In this case they . . .