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.

October 18, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Pray with Sincerity and Wisdom

It is a very interesting thought that wherever there is conjunction of consciousness and energy, there is ...

October 18, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Yoga, Truth Or Escape?

Yoga practices are like the doors to a house. On one side of the threshold they are marked "Entrance" and on the other side, the same door becomes "Exit". These doors can ...

October 18, 2017
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 8

The jīva or the living soul is the Lord himself. It has a mysterious dual relationship with the supreme being, even as a cell in our body has a dual relation with ‘us’. If the cells do not constitute our body, what else is ...