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.



Daily Readings

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

December 4, 2021
Venkatesa Daily Readings

In religious life, as it is popularly understood, religion is one part of life.  Prayer in the morning and evening, regularly visiting the temple, observance of fasts and festivals and so on.  In divine life, however, the whole of life is divinized. This does not mean that a divine life is oppose

December 4, 2021
Insights and Inspirations - The Unchanging Equilibrium

What is adharma or unrighteousness? Something which dominates something else and thus disturbs the balance. The spirit of domination is evil and invariably tries to influence another, and to influence another is to violate your <span style="color: #00

December 4, 2021
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 18: 26-28

If the light within (knowledge) that illumines our life and the actions that proceed in that light are sāttvika or pure, obviously the agent will also be pure. But no. Krishna does not let us take anything for granted. In the bloodless, weaponless inn