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.

February 25, 2017
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Daily Readings Chapter 2:67-68

Krishna does not encourage us to run away from the world. It is the most unintelligent way of self-restraint, even if it were possible. Nor does he favor violent suppression of the senses and the mind. His yoga is one of intelligence and common sense. Elsewhere, he reminds us that the senses will always ...

February 25, 2017
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) - Off Course On Life's Journey

Two degrees where the deviation takes place, but the gap widens to hundreds of miles eventually. This caution is often ignored in life. Often abetted by psychologist’s description of the fixations and neuroses, people abhor any the rigid discipline. There are those who assert that inhibitions are always dangerous. Animals are strong and do not suffer from neuroses only because their actions are ...

February 25, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Before Meditation Happens

Swami Sivananda used to say that service of the sick and the poor is the very best form of worship of God. But you should feel that the sick and suffering are ...