Alternatives to Yoga, for Catholics

The New Year is an ideal time to begin to put into action your new plans and resolutions for the year ahead.

Health is wealth, and it is vital to take care of your body via diet and of course, regular exercise.

If like me, you hate the idea of going to the gym, there are lots of other activities to help keep you fit.

Yoga seems to be very popular, but as Catholics and Christians, we know that Yoga is not permissible due to it being based on Hindu philosophies and Eastern mystical theologies which is in dissonance with Christianity. 

Here are some alternatives to yoga you can use:


I am a big fan of ballet, which combines dance, stretching, flexibility and also strength training.  It not only improves your posture, strength and flexibility, but it can keep you trim and fit too. 

I am naturally very slim so I don’t do much cardio or fat-burning exercises, however ballet is a very good way to improve muscle tone and core strength.  


Originally created to help athletes recover quicker from their injuries, pilates is fast becoming popular.  It makes a great alternative to yoga as it also helps you improve flexibility, endurance and strength.  I also practise pilates and rotate between this and ballet 2-3 times a week for my strength and flexibility.


I used to do this years ago and rather enjoyed it.  A lot of men will love this too if they find Ballet not challenging enough.  Calisthenics helps improve muscular and aerobic conditioning, as well as improving, balance, agility and coordination.


Kitchen Safe on Amazon..

Put food, toys, gadgets or any other thing that you want to have so badly right now but you shouldn’t have it, set the timer by a rotating button (it can be set to periods ranging from one minute to ten days), and that’s it. You have only five seconds to change your mind, and after that, the container stays sealed and cannot be opened until the countdown is over.

I can = Я умею

I can smth in Russian is я умею.

  • I can dance = Я умею танцевать.
  • I can swim = Я умею плавать.
  • I can’t ride a bike = Я не умею ездить на велосипеде.

P.S: Я могу means I’m physically or morally capable of doing smth. Я не могу убить человека - I can’t kill a man. Я умею обрабатывать раны, но я не могу видеть кровь. I can treat wounds (= I was trained), but I can’t see blood (= I faint).

anonymous asked:

So I'm stuck among ISTP, ENTP, INTP, ESTP (S/Ne-dom/aux). Anyway, because of that I've been reading the masterposts, and I would often come across the line "poor attention to practical details". Could you state examples or expand further? What exactly are these things considered as "practical details"? How do Se-doms/auxes handle these "practical details" in contrast with how Ne-dom/auxes handle them?

Poor attention to practical details stems from low Si. When Si is underdeveloped people have difficulty learning and doing things in an orderly way because of an inability to properly connect concrete details temporally or sequentially. I know an ENFP who got a newfangled coffee maker for xmas and the thought of opening up the instruction manual and reading through the technical setup rules and carrying out the steps successfully caused her so much anxiety that the machine sat in the corner for months until a kind soul helped her with it. Even then, she became anxious that she would not be able to follow the four steps for making the coffee. NPs with underdeveloped Si generally have trouble seeing how things should be done according to an already well-established method, and this can lead to frequent (repeated) mistakes. They often have lofty ideas and plans and goals but cannot carry them out smoothly because of overlooking important logistical details. I know an ESTJ who takes trips with her adult INTP son, she must handle all of the planning such as booking tickets, calling ahead to hotels, making sure there is enough time to get to the airport, checking weather and travel conditions, making sure that they are packed and dressed such that they can get through airport security smoothly, and so on. If it were left up to him, he’d probably miss the flight because of getting pulled aside by airport security or not arriving in time to properly check in or not being able to get a taxi at the last minute or forgetting his ID or wallet at home, etc etc. SPs can be bad with details too but they tend to learn more quickly from mistakes because they respond well to direct negative feedback which helps them to avoid repeating an error. They are Sensors and understand practical details better so they are able to sequence information better in terms of forming an accurate understanding of what went wrong and how things should be changed next time around, especially if they have the assistance of healthy Ti.