A busy career doesn’t always leave time for blogging as regularly as I’d like … but it’s also true to say that with tai chi, I prefer to blog about something whilst it’s still fresh in my mind. Throw in the art’s tradition of oral transmission as the primary means of communication and preservation, and I hope you’ll agree that podcasting might be a great way to share my experiences studying tai chi.

I’ve started creating little tai chi podcasts using Audioboo. The beauty about Audioboo is that I can record the podcasts on my iPhone no matter where I am, and immediately upload them and publish them. At the moment, I’m recording an audioboo immediately after every class, which means that it is uploaded and available for you to listen to before I’ve finished the drive home 🙂 And, because they are short (between 2 and 5 mins on average), it doesn’t take up a lot of time to listen to them.

Check out my tai chi podcasts, and keep checking back for fresh ones. If you enjoy them, please let me know by leaving a comment below.

2 Comments

  1. Chris Emmerson says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Stuart,
    I was one of your students at this year’s beginner’s tai chi at Barry Island. I just want to get in contact (quite late!) to apologise for leaving so suddenly – I just got a new job which involves some shift work, and unfortunately I’m rota’d on for Thursday night for months ahead, and I didn’t feel I could try and change around so soon after starting…I just wanted to say that I enjoyed the classes immensely and I hope to continue learning at some point in the future – and also to make it down one saturday morning. Also – I had a piece of Tai Chi-related audio from my time in Beijing which I thought you might find amusing: we used to do facial exercises (like the warm-ups in class) every day at 3pm in our office chairs to a piece of music – you might enjoy it. Drop me an email if you’d like it and I’ll send it on.
    Thanks again, hope to see you again,
    Chris

  2. Stuart Herbert says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Hi Chris,

    There’s no need to apologise! These things happen. I’m glad you enjoyed the classes, and I hope you’re able to return one day soon 🙂

    Best regards,
    Stu