Worshipping with incense can be traced back to the flaming festival in ancient times. Back then, people set fire to their cherished jade, cloth, domestic animals, and fragrant wood in order to worship their Gods or heaven. That was done to pray for good luck, chase away disasters, and protect their belongings. Such a practice still lives on and is known as our incense culture.
Since the fragrance of incense has decent and pure energy, the scent can rapidly reach our Amygdala and thus calm down our moods. The incense stick that stands right in the middle of the incense burner also symbolizes the order of heaven, earth, and mankind. When we sincerely and humbly worship our Gods with incense, we can easily let go of our ego and therefore we can quickly connect to higher consciousness.