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.

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Daily Readings

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

May 12, 2021
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter IV: 16-17

Yoga is not a physical, mental or psychic feat. It is life itself; not the kind of restless life swinging constantly between the two extremes of exhilaration and depression, indulgence and ...

May 12, 2021
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Light Is Not Out There

Eternal damnation does not seem to make sense, but eternal redemption is not impossible to conceive of, since it is redemption from the ego. When the body is abandoned and the ego has dissolved ...

May 12, 2021
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The First & Fundamental Yoga

Sit completely relaxed. Watch where the sound of the mantra happens and where you are repeating the sound, where you are listening to the sound. Where does the repetition ...