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.

April 24, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter V: 14-15

There is plenty of work to do in the Lord’s good world – but it is his world, his body. His life, power, nature or śakti is the motive force. His consciousness or intelligence is the ...

April 24, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — It Depends

Question: For someone just beginning yoga practice, who is prepared to get up at 4:30am or 5am,  how could one best use an hour and a half? What proportion of time should they give to meditation, asanas, and 

April 24, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Touching The Infinite

Meditation cannot enter into me, I must enter into meditation. The whole of my mind, the whole of myself, everything, must enter into meditation, as if ‘I’ does not exist. That is when ...