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.

December 8, 2016
Insights and Inspirations - The Embodiment of Wisdom

Raga-dvesha means attraction and repulsion, love and hate, like and dislike. This necessarily depends upon the feeling 'I am this body' or 'I am this personality'. You cannot say that raga-dvesa is independent of

December 8, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 18: 36

Whatever a man does, he seeks happiness through it. In fact, this pursuit of happiness is one of the fundamental motive-forces of evolution. Intuition of this truth has given rise in sages to the vision that the self-experience and self-expression by ...

December 9, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Yoga Has No Need for Likes & Dislikes

Yoga does not prohibit people from enjoying life. It does not demand that one should cut oneself completely away from all the pleasures of life. We have a weakness for surrounding ourselves with ...