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.

August 4, 2020
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter XI: 6-7

August 4, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — A Common Error

 A common error we make in yoga is commencing with the the conclusions of others. We are told that yoga leads to such and such an experience. We practice yoga. When the expected results do not follow, we either ...

August 4, 2020
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Pragmatism or Idealism?

Advertising has become a fine art of the 20th century. It is as old as time. One finds it in the Scriptures: they glorify heaven and offer its delights free to those who ...