The Pain Of Independence | Yoga 15

Abi Carver
2 min readOct 22, 2020

I recently read about the “pain of independence”, in a fantastically thoughtful book by Ozan Varol. Ozan writes: “Resisting conformity causes us emotional distress…[It] produces…”a pain of independence.”

This idea particularly resonated with me as I seem to have adopted a number of beliefs that run counter to prevailing wisdom. I’ve discovered that conventional relationships are not the only place to…

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Abi Carver

Creator of YOGA 15, Yoga for Athletic Performance and Recovery.