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Muscle Tension

   Muscle tension refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain in simi-contracted state for an extended period and typically caused by the physiological effects of stress and can lead to episodes of back pain. 

   Muscle tension can change the nervous system by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the soft tissues, including muscles, tendons and nerves.
 
   Decrease of oxygen and build up of biochemical waste products in the muscles result into muscle tension - spasms.
 
  
                                                             BREATHE DEEPLY:
Deep breathing effects the body and mind.  Our lungs, heart, circulatory system, stomach and skin all benefit from longer, slower, deeper breaths which supplies adequate oxygen to the brain and normalizes its function and reduces anxiety and stress levels.  Deep breathing also helps in the removal of toxins from the cirulatory system.