The following books are have been compiled by friends of Swami Venkatesananda, some from who lived at the Sivananda Ashram/Beacon Hill Yoga Centre (Western Australia), where Swami Venkatesananda visited annually for many years, and by a few others, who also knew Swami Venkatesananda from his many years of traveling. Although the books were not edited directly by Swami Venkatesananda himself, it is fair to say that he encouraged many of these publications whole-heartedly, and that all the people who worked tirelessly to preserve his thoughts on yoga, out of service to him, and the yoga students in generations to come.
Insights and Inspirations
Daily readings (similar to those found in the original Venkatesa Daily Readings, were compiled from articles written by Swami Venkatesananda, in a style which is easy to read. His wisdom, humor and insight are made accessible to all readers. Included are 100 photos of Swami taken at all ages and in different situations. 366 pages, 573g, the readings tend to be slightly longer than in the first volume, but not so long as to discourage their use for daily contemplation, which is the intended purpose.
Christ, Krishna and You
Lectures given by Swami Venkatesananda on Yoga and Christianity in 1982. An in depth look at these two major religions. In collaboration with Fr. Terence Melvin O.S.M. 180 pages.
Where is the love that is timeless? Who knows of it? In this beautifully presented little book one can begin to understand the nature of love. 76 pages.
The Yoga Vasistha is the greatest help to spiritual awakening and the direct experience of the Truth. If this is what you want you will find this book of talks by Swami Venkatesananda a wonderful introduction.
Easily readable, informative introduction to yoga, with sections on karma yoga, raja yoga, bhakti yoga, vedanta and hatha yoga (with a step-by-step description given for all the important classical postures). Illustrated with photographs of postures, pranayama techniques, mudras and bandhas. A must for all students of yoga. 210 pages.
Lectures on Raja Yoga (with a comprehensive foreword by Baba Muktananda)
Not a text book as such, but a handbook which contains enough material to enable the eager student to take up the practice of yoga in earnest. 90 pages.
Talks on Yoga
An enlightening series of lectures based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 57 pages.
Swami Venkatesananda’s books are produced on a voluntary basis by trustees of the Chiltern Yoga Trust in South Africa, Australia and Mauritius. The books are sold to cover costs, and any profit is used to publish more books. This way we hope to make this great sage and scholar’s unique style of practical wisdom available to all.
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