It will help you in 3 ways at least.
#1: At any moment, bring the tension down
Speaking a foreign language is stressful so it’s important to practice some techniques to be able to bring the tension down and not let your emotions take control. When you start to feel the panic rise, it’s comforting to know you have at least 2 or 3 techniques up your sleeve to make it go away. And if the techniques require nothing but your own body (like breathing and visualisation), you know you can apply them wherever and whenever you need.
#2: Bring back focus to your conscious brain
Once your mind is cleared of that stress-generated fog, your conscious brain can stay in control of things and learn efficiently. Whatever it’s confronted with will be analysed, sorted out and stored in your memory.
If you constantly listen to your body and your brain, you’ll know when to take breaks. Rest time is important for memory consolidation (I’ll come back to that in another post).
#3: Use muscle memory
Muscles have a memory too which you can use in 2 ways:- associate a movement to a word to reinforce vocabulary acquisition– read aloud for the muscles of your mouth, jaw, tongue, throat to remember the patterns of your target language.