Practiced in the East for thousands of years, yoga has swept across the
West like a cleansing downpour. It’s everywhere- for good reason. A
regular yoga session provides numerous benefits to the mind and body
including lowering blood pressure, regulating blood sugar, and improving
mental acuity. One of the primary benefits of practice is stress
reduction, which is why juvenile justice centers across America are
instituting yoga programs as a form of rehabilitation.
Business parties are not only a way to celebrate a company’s successes
and a way to foster networking; a great corporate affair can also help boost a
firm’s reputation with much-needed publicity. But with today’s economy,
most companies have tightened their entertainment budgets. Despite
this, you can still throw a great bash.
Aging and emerging activists are flocking to Black Power Mixtape, and
the very title of this documentary about the halcyon days of struggle
with commentary from contemporary rappers and musicians encapsulates the
appeal. There are many astonishing things about this one hour and forty minutes
of American history from 1967 to 1975, not the least of which that it
comes from archival footage shot by Swedish filmmakers hoping to provide
a portrait of the country during this dramatic period.