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.

January 21, 2017
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2: 12-13

The grief is only for one who confuses the self and the changing body. The self – which is the  ‘I  am’  within  us  all  –  is  immortal  and  eternal.  The  individual  soul  is  like  the ...

January 21, 2017
From Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Volume 2) - Integral Yoga

Though we use the expression 'Integral Yoga', yoga itself means integration, and where there is no integration there is no yoga. My Guru, Swami Sivananda, emphasized at every turn that it is no use trying to develop ...

January 21, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Being In The Situation

It is said that the scripture  The Bhagavad Gita was given from the battlefield. The teaching only becomes meaningful when one is in the situation that is described - then it is no longer description but a reality. It is easy to dramatize and imagine all sorts of situations, but until ...