The body responds automatically to what was conditioned from the past and the body THINKS it is happening now! (Autonomic Nervous System)
Your body is flooded with a cascade of chemical reactions, that were triggered in this moment and changes the body physiologically, subconsciously with little or no conscious effort~~
Your conscious mind MIGHT be in the present but your unconscious body-mind is living from your past conditioning.
This is one of the reasons CHANGE can be so difficult to keep.
You might get it for a while but then you go back to your old habits of REACTING instead of RESPONDING!
This is the coaching work I do, I help people allow their bodies to release this body-mind conditioning so they can be fully present and FREE once and for all of the old trauma their body is holding on to.