Meditation Causing a Cold?


Hi there!

I'm on week 4 of mindfulness meditation, following an audio. I've been enjoying it and one of the key changes I've experienced is a peaceful sleep at night. But yesterday, right after meditation I developed a cold. In fact today, it has gotten worse - a blocked and runny nose. Does this have anything to do the meditation? Is it something that should be stopped?

Many thanks

—Maggie, UK, London


Hello Maggie,

I’m glad that you’re having a good experience with meditation. Please rest assured that catching a cold has nothing to do with meditation. Colds happen. Keep meditating.