Research in the area of psychoneuroimmunology (the scientific study of the impact of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours on our immune system) has shown that the more our emotions flow and are expressed appropriately, the better our health and wellness. Healthy people with strong immune systems attend to feedback signals from their bodies, including their emotions. The practice of mindfulness of emotions helps us gently and kindly check in with how we are feeling, without judgment, in any moment. This helps our emotional energy to flow more freely and unlocks our creativity, passion, and spontaneity. Mindfulness of emotions is also a core relationship skill because as we develop compassion, patience and acceptance for ourselves, we are better able to extend those qualities to others.