The Taiji 37 form consists of 37 techniques, flowing from
one into the next. In order to understand them they can
be practised individually as standing postures. Each posture
has its own points of concentration and engenders different
spontaneous movements. In this way the practitioner learns
to understand the postures at the deepest level.
An example is the first posture of the
form: the WuJi stance or the stance for standing meditation.
Here the practitioner can make himself completely empty.
When one fully comprehends all 37 postures, then from this
first meditative posture any form can be spontaneously created.