LISBON, PORTUGAL, May 2, 2017 (NIT translated from Portuguese): The time for college exams can be quite stressful – and the truth is that not everyone knows how to handle it. To help, the Portuguese Yoga Confederation has one suggestion: free yoga classes. The initiative is called “Yoga and Exams Without Stress” and will happen in 23 Portuguese cities. In the City University in Lisbon, classes take place every Tuesday and Saturday in May, and last no more than an hour. The first is scheduled for this Tuesday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m. On Saturdays, it happens at 11 o’clock.
However, even without concrete dates and times, the city of Porto, Santa Maria da feira, Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim, Braga, Guimaraes, Vila Nova de Gaia, Aveiro, Agueda, Covilha, Leiria, Caldas da Rainha, Almada, Palmela, Setubal, Barreiro, Sesimbra, Evora, Faro, Tavira, Lagos and Funchal will also count on this initiative. The goal is simple: to help college students manage the stress of exams using some yoga techniques. According to the Portuguese Yoga Confederation, in addition to this modality helping to fight stress and reduce anxiety, it still increases the energy to study, attention and concentration.