Welcome to the revised Swami Venkatesananda Website.

Both a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi, Swami Venkatesananda - like his master, Swami Sivananda - can be regarded as a sage of practical wisdom.

Focusing on issues that concern and unite all branches of yoga, it is our intention to provide materials that will enrich and enliven your understanding and practice of yoga.

Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

April 21, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter V: 8-9

There is a subtle snag here; it is not as though the ‘I’ feels greatly superior to all these activities and makes this declaration as a business executive might: “I do nothing, my staff is efficient.” The ‘I’ itself ...

April 21, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Fixing What's Gone Wrong

Why are goals mentioned in the scriptures? They are not goals but landmarks. The scripture says that if you practice yoga you will have peace of mind; peace of mind is not your ...

April 21, 2018
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Trick Of The Mind

The effect of the physical exercises is not difficult to see and to experience; but when it comes to meditation and satsang, people are disappointed if they do not experience ...