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.

June 29, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 9: 4

What is that kingly science or the kingly secret?

June 29, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 Neither Rejection Nor Pursuit

Right from the very beginning of the practice of yoga, the student discovers that the intelligence in the body is capable of meeting every situation that arises in life from moment to moment. This is the “purpose” of...

June 29, 2016
Jnana Yoga Day 10 - Disc 19

The very essence of Upanishad and therefore the very heart of Jñāna Yoga is said to be the Mahāvākya .  The word simply means “the great senten