Welcome to the Swami Venkatesananda Website.  We are currently revising a newer version (but it is not yet posted to the web). 

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.

It with great sadness that we announce that Robert Franke, our long time webmaster,  programmer and host of SwamiVenkatesananda.org passed away at the end of 2021.  We owe Robert much of the credit for this site and also the new site which was he on the way to completing when he was hospitalized and where he remained until he passed away.  This has not only delayed our new version of our website, but currently makes it difficult to update the old site. If you spot a problem or have difficulty with something, please let us know.   Thank you for your patience. 

Daily Readings

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

January 23, 2022
Insights and Inspirations - Sivananda's Integral Yoga

These questions are often asked: "How can you say that the body is impermanent, not real, and yet practice Hatha Yoga which seems to assume that the body is ...

January 23, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Unmasking The Truth

What is the difference between a coward and a wise man? A wise man and a coward may both withdraw from battle, but when the coward withdraws he always finds it necessary to ...

January 23, 2022
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2: 16

The reality or God alone exists: that which always exists is God. That which is, is eternal and infinite. No one can bring into being that which is not! It is simple and does not need God to ...