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Saher

1-There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

2-There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing.

3-Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man's mind can conceive and believe.

4-Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash.

5-Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

6-If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

7-Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

8-A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

9-I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

What you see above is a photograph of the first digital camera ever built. It was created in December 1975 by an engineer at Eastman Kodak named Steve Sasson, now regarded as the inventor of the digital camera. In a Kodak blog post written in 2007, Sasson explains how it was constructed:

“It had a lens that we took from a used parts bin from the Super 8 movie camera production line downstairs from our little lab on the second floor in Building 4. On the side of our portable contraption, we shoehorned in a portable digital cassette instrumentation recorder. Add to that 16 nickel cadmium batteries, a highly temperamental new type of CCD imaging area array, an a/d converter implementation stolen from a digital voltmeter application, several dozen digital and analog circuits all wired together on approximately half a dozen circuit boards, and you have our interpretation of what a portable all electronic still camera might look like.”

 

Steve Sasson

Here are some specs: The 8 pound camera recorded 0.01 megapixel black and white photos to a cassette tape. The first photograph took 23 seconds to create.

And at that time there were no computer screens to show such a picture so to play back images, data was read from the tape and then displayed on a television set.

About Steve Sasson:

Steven J. Sasson (born July 4, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York). Sasson is a 1972 (BS) and 1973 (MS) graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in electrical engineering, and while working at Eastman Kodak, he invented the first digital camera ever.

On November 17, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Sasson the National Medal of Technology and Innovation at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. This is the highest honor awarded by the US government to scientists, engineers, and inventors. On 6 September 2012, The Royal Photographic Society awarded Sasson its Progress medal and Honorary Fellowship in recognition of any invention, research, publication or other contribution which has resulted in an important advance in the scientific or technological development of photography or imaging in the widest sense.

Saher

What is yoga?

It is the oldest physical discipline in existence. The exact origins of yoga are unknown, but it is thought to be at least five thousand years old. The earliest evidence of yoga can be traced back to about 3000 B.C. The original purpose of the postures and breathing exercises was to bring stability and relaxation so practitioners could prepare for the rigors of meditation, sitting still and alert for long periods of time.

The word yoga has its roots in the Sanskrit language and means to merge, join or unite. Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. By controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses, yoga creates harmony. Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions and is a tool that allows us to withdraw from the chaos of the world and find a quiet space within.

Is Yoga a Religion?

Yoga does not meet the traditional definitions of a religion. Rather than broadcasting a philosophy or doctrine of its own, yoga is a physical and psychological discipline that combines the learning and meditation.

Because of its roots in Eastern religion and mythology, yoga has often been associated with the Hindu religion. While both Hinduism and yoga have their roots in India, yoga is an independent tradition. Its separate physical and psychological processes have no connection with religious beliefs. Additionally, dedicated yoga practice has been found to enhance the religious practice or beliefs of practitioners, whatever their current beliefs, “ like fasting , praying moves , standing and kneeling , in both Christianity and Islam “.

While yoga is not a religion, there are, however, a set of ethics associated with it which complements the practice of yoga. This set of yoga ethic principles include five rules which are: non-violence; truthfulness; non-stealing; chastity; and non-greed. Also there are five restrictions which are: purity; contentment; self-discipline; self-study; and centering on the Divine.

Health Benefits of Yoga:

Yoga has both preventative and therapeutic benefits. It has been shown to offer both physical and mental benefits to the body and the mind. The many physical benefits of yoga are: it improves flexibility and muscle joint mobility; strengthens, tones, and builds muscles; corrects posture; strengthens the spine; eases back pain; improves muscular-skeletal conditions such as bad knees, tight shoulders and neck, swayback and scoliosis; increases stamina; creates balance and grace; stimulates the glands of the endocrine system; improves digestion and elimination; increases circulation; improves heart conditions; improves breathing disorders; boosts immune response; decreases cholesterol and blood sugar levels; and encourages weight loss.

The mental benefits include: it increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns in the body; refreshes the body by relieving muscle strain; relaxes the mind and body; centers attention; sharpens concentration; and frees the spirit.

See some videos about yoga here :

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoga+for+beginners&sm=1