The UAB Resource Center is offering free lunchtime classes to teach you to manage stress through Tai Chi and meditation. Tai Chi is a slow-motion exercise with movements that gently build strength and flexibility, improve balance and, at the same time, help you relax. The introductory class is Thursday, May 1, and the class will meet each Thursday through June. Resource Center Counselor Alesia Adams is the instructor.

The Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Management class will begin its meetings Tuesday, May 6, and meet each Tuesday for the remainder of the quarter.  Resource Center Counselor John Quenelle leads a brief discussion of this ancient practice, which has been shown in many studies to alleviate the mental, emotional and physical effects of stress to help with pain management.

Both classes are free for UAB employees, but registration is required. Classes meet from 12:10 p.m. until 12:50 p.m. in Suite 330, 21 Office Plaza South at Magnolia Office Park, 2112 11th Ave. South. Call 934-2281 to register or for more information.