With the many forms of practice, Yoga provides the opportunity for experiencing higher states of consciousness. Why does Yoga promote states of bliss?
Often the initial brush with higher states of bliss is the first glimpse of one’s deeper state of mind. With this realization, there is an immediate silencing of the egoistic mind; and in the silence, a subtle state of bliss can be felt. This is the first of higher states of bliss.
The pull of the ego is strong; and one way or another, it will make an individual identify with it once more. In this state, the bliss can no longer be felt. However, the ego is now fighting a losing battle because the awakening has already begun. After having glimpsed this higher state, no one can forget it altogether, even if they are no longer actively seeking a higher state of consciousness.