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 22, 2018
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) : Hatha Yoga And The Chakras

Hatha Yoga texts describe several forms of elemental dharana (intense concentration) and the chakras which are tuning points for the different elements. They say that one who does such ...  </

January 22, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2: 14-15

The self that ceases to identify itself with the body and through it with the outside world, is at peace within itself. He who imagines the self to be the body and the senses, undergoes ...

January 22, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Is There Another Possibility?

When you read these verses you are really touched. “Isn't that marvelous? Isn't that idealistic!” But Krishna did not regard it as true altruism. Compassion based on ignorance is ...