They yamas are part of the yoga path that we practice off mat. Our mat is our release for our body. Off mat the yamas give us guidelines of things we should avoid doing. If we practice the opposite of each yama we become more intuned and connected to our deeper internal guide.
Ahimsa Practice kindness to ourself and others
Satya: Practice being true to yourself and others
Asteya: Practice Service
Brahmacharya: Practice a balanced state
Aparigraha: Practice self love