Various regulation activities and strategies are explicitly taught to help with learning. These activities and strategies may vary depending on what the student needs at that time; perhaps movement perhaps a calming activity.
Why do we do this ?
When presented with new material, standards, and complicated topics, we need to be focused and calm as we approach our assignments. We can use regulation breaks and focused-attention practices to positively impact our emotional states and learning. These strategies refocus our neural circuitry with either stimulating or quieting practices that generate increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, where problem solving and emotional regulation occur.
Mind-breaks and meditation increase your psychological functioning and in the process improve your sense of well-being. Research shows that meditation improves cognition and increases your ability to perform tasks requiring focus.