Form trains the body to move in a particular way.
An increased harmony of body parts is expected; with the motor skills being challenged by new coordination requirements.
The skills acquired through qigong/neigong training, coupled with form enable the student to use their body in a more controlled, disciplined way.
Slowly, habit patterns will emerge.
Form training is not the time to be thinking about fundamental connection, alignment, structure, balance etc - these skills are trained during qigong/neigong practice.
Beginners use the form in order to extend and explore the skills acquired through practicing the basic qigong/neigong exercises.
Deficiency with these basic exercises will result in limited skill with form.