Live! Love! Be happy! (an inspirational poster) ~ Kirk Hensler

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 Originally published by our elephriends over at Recovering Yogi on October 19, 2011. 

Live! Love! Be happy! (an inspirational poster)

By Kirk Hensler, with special thanks to graphic designer Megan Landry

About Kirk Hensler

Kirk Hensler was raised in metro Detroit on a steady diet of meat, potatoes and team sports. As a competitive athlete, he relied on his speed, power and dominant attitude to excel. Years later, when he took up martial arts, he was tossed around a sweaty dojo for months by various women and children. One day, while horizontal on the mat, he had the profound realization that their patience and finesse quietly trumped his strength and aggression. This led to an exploration of ancient Eastern philosophies, which, in turn, led Kirk to Taiwan, where he taught English, studied martial arts and ate a lot of delicious and strange street food. When Kirk returned to the US, he began applying what he’d learned to his Western, urban life and to his career as a wellness coach, martial arts instructor, and yoga teacher.

About Megan Landry 

Special thanks to graphic designer Megan Landry, whose website is

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13 Responses to “Live! Love! Be happy! (an inspirational poster) ~ Kirk Hensler”

  1. ezekieldas says:

    Ha! Kirk Hensler, The Enabler!

  2. danielle says:

    That's some DEEP SHIT…

  3. neilrinhk says:

    I dont really like this….sorry

  4. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Love it.

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  5. shawna says:

    Just read this on my break between teaching classes…love this!!

  6. laughingguy says:

    It made me laugh for sure

  7. Jaime says:

    Funny, but a bit too much emphasis on VD 😉

  8. moggs says:

    tops…just tops.

  9. Heather says:

    How original. Let's make fun of people who do yoga.

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  11. […] you are an asana teacher, you are not only supposed to know the secrets of the Universe, but that you should always be happy, a spiritual role model, and oh yeah, unconditionally loving and […]

  12. Sathick says:

    Aunt LoLo -they are comfy! :)KGLO – I’m very happy about the job, thanks!jessica -thank youJeannine – you are right, of cousre! And they do fit wonderfully. I wore them to a class, and…. it was great!

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