10 Minute Yoga: Lunch Break Routine

This post is sponsored by Biochem.

Living a healthy lifestyle is a choice that comes from a place of self love and self respect. We all have busy lives that make a healthy lifestyle seem less convenient. But I am here to tell you that it is worth the extra effort. Taking time out of your day for a little self love can go a long way. This 10 Minute Yoga Routine can be done in your home or office on your lunch break. Taking this quick break for your body and mind will leave you feeling refocused and re-energized so you can be the best version of yourself. It’s time to stretch, refocus, and refuel with one of my favorite energy bite recipes, featuring Biochem’s Plant Protein! !

Stretch

If you have been sitting all day then these stretches are perfect for you. This little sequence is designed to combat the effects of the desk life. It only takes a few minutes and a little bit of consistency to make all the difference.

  1. Low Lunge

    ~10 slow breaths each side (30-45 sec.)

    This pose helps release tension in your hips which is much needed if you’ve been sitting for hours. For an extra stretch, walk your hands back to open the chest and shoulders.

Lunchbreak yoga lunge

2. Bow Pose

~ 5 slow breaths (10-15 sec.) x 3

This pose is perfect for opening the front side of the body to counteract hunching over a computer for hours at a time.

Lunch break yoga bow pose

3. Forward Fold + Shoulder Stretch

~10 slow breaths each side (30-45 sec.)

This hamstring stretch combined with interlacing the fingers behind the back will feel so good and energizing. Folding forward also allows the head to hang below the heart, which increases blood flow to the head.

Lunch yoga hamstrings

4. Headstand

~5 slow breaths (10-15 sec.) x 3

Getting upside down is another great way to get your blood flowing to the brain. Upside poses will leave you feeling energized and more focused. You can use a wall if you need!

Lunch yoga headstand

Refocus

After you stretch, take 2-3 minutes to sit and meditate. Sit in a comfortable seated position, set a timer (so you don’t need to keep checking the clock), and clear your thoughts. Let go of any stress or worries. If you need to focus on something, then focus on your breath. Meditation is known to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and more.

Meditate lunch break yoga

Refuel

Vegan Protein

Nutrition is key to feeling good. I like to refuel in the morning or midday with an energizing green protein smoothie.

Green Smoothie Recipe:

*100% Plant Protein Flex Vanilla Flavor: supports flexible joints and bone and joint health and includes ingredients clinically shown to reduce knee discomfort post-exercise.

If you don’t have time to make a smoothie then you can make these delicious protein balls on food prep day!

Brownie Bite Protein Balls Recipe:

Vegan Brownie Balls
  • 1/2 Cup Cacao Powder

  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter

  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup (or stevia to taste)

  • 1/4 Cup Biochem 100% Plant Protein Flex Vanilla Flavor

  • 1-2 Tbsp Almond Flour

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Optional add-ins: Vegan Chocolate Chips, Coconut Flakes

Mix all ingredients into a bowl and then roll into balls. Keep refrigerated. (Yes, it’s that easy)

Vegan Protein Brownie Bites Recipe

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  • protein from 3 unique plant sources

  • 20g of sustainable protein per serving

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