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.

January 16, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - What Must Be Seen

Who is your friend and who is your enemy? It is your mind. If your mind is controlled, disciplined and pure, the mind is your friend. If your mind is impure, undisciplined, violent, full of hatred, attachment and vanity, it is your enemy. There is no division here between impure mind and pure min

January 16, 2017
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2: 4-6

Up to this point in The Bhagavad Gītā, Arjuna is the guru, the wise man, who could discriminate between right and wrong. Now, the vehement assertion of knowledge of dharma has yielded to a confusion – perhaps brought on by ....

January 16, 2017
Insights and Inspirations Hatha Yoga More Than Asanas

Hatha yoga is often confused with the practice of yoga asanas, which forms a small part of it. The very word 'hatha' alludes to the two main nadis - the ida and pingala - the lunar and the solar forces that operate in the body. Nadis are not nerves but ...