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.

December 10, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Harmony

Anything that disturbs the inner harmony, and threatens to break that wholeness within himself, the yogi avoids, including what we call ill health. Ill health, wrong functioning of the internal organs is a sort of disharmony within oneself. The cause may be ...

December 10, 2016
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter 18: 40

All motion and manifestation are subject to the three qualities of nature that have been described so vividly by lord Krishna. Not only the gross, but the extremely subtle objects of nature are subject to them. Gross and subtle, heaven and hell, earth and the beyond are all relative terms, one se

December 10, 2016
Insights and Inspirations - The Touchstone of Enlightenment

The touchstone or the characteristic of enlightenment itself is that it never sleeps, it is never taken unawares. The price of freedom is this unwinking vigilance - in the words of my guru Swami Sivananda, 'eternal vigilance'. Eternal vigilance, in the beginning, looks like a ...

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