Welcome to the Swami Venkatesananda Website.  We are currently revising a newer version (but it is not yet posted to the web). 

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.

It with great sadness that we announce that Robert Franke, our long time webmaster,  programmer and host of SwamiVenkatesananda.org passed away at the end of 2021.  We owe Robert much of the credit for this site and also the new site which was he on the way to completing when he was hospitalized and where he remained until he passed away.  This has not only delayed our new version of our website, but currently makes it difficult to update the old site. If you spot a problem or have difficulty with something, please let us know.   Thank you for your patience. 

Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

January 22, 2022
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2: 14-15

The self that ceases to identify itself with the body and through it with the outside world, is at peace within itself. He who imagines the self to be the body and the senses, undergoes ...

January 22, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Is There Another Possibility?

When you read these verses you are really touched. “Isn't that marvelous? Isn't that idealistic!” But Krishna did not regard it as true altruism. Compassion based on ignorance is ...

January 22, 2022
Insights and Inspirations Daily Readings Vol 2) : Hatha Yoga And The Chakras

Hatha Yoga texts describe several forms of elemental dharana (intense concentration) and the chakras which are tuning points for the different elements. They say that ...