सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिन:
सर्वे सन्तु निरामया:।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु।
मा कश्चित् दु:खभाग भवेत् ।।
Happiness be unto all.
Perfect health be unto all.
May all see what is good.
May all be free from suffering.
a. Non-violence, Non-injury, Harmlessness;
Ahimsa is not merely non-killing, in its truest form it is to abstain from even the slightest harm to any living creature. Whether through deed, mentally, or verbally. Practice this by seeing Atman or God in everything. By injuring others you injure your own self and/or Gods creation. Ahimsa can only be practiced by a strong person, it is a wonderful quality of the heart! How to practice Ahimsa:
One who has patience, forgiveness, and self-control can practice Ahimsa with ease.
In practicing Ahimsa one should put up with insults, rebukes, and verbal assaults.
Never retaliate or wish ill or harm to anyone
b. Truthfulness, Honesty;
Your thoughts, words, and actions should agree. Speak the truth at all times, do not twist or modify what you have seen or heard. Being true to one's own self is the highest form of Satya.
If one is established in truth, or right speech, then other virtues will be gained quickly! If one is established in truth, then Vak-Siddhi will come - whatever you say will come to pass.
c. Non-stealing, Honesty, Non-misappropriateness;
Remember that Desire or Want is the root cause of stealing and dishonesty, rid yourself of the yearning for material objects or gains and the attraction to gaining objects through immoral means will cease.
If you are established in Asteya then all wealth shall come to you.
d. Continence, Control of Sensual pleasure;
The purity or freedom from lust in thought, word, or deed. This includes freedom from sexual thoughts, sexual urge, and attraction of sex. However, by suppressing the sexual energy one does not gain Brahmacharya but only leads ones self to perversions.
Brahmacharya lies at the heart and being of Tapas and Yoga. Without control of the senses and having inner continence no spiritual progress is possible.
There are certain yoga postures that will aid in establishing Brahmacharya, such as:- Sirshasana (head stand)
Sarvangasana (shoulder stand).
Eating Sattvic foods, performing Pranayama and Japa will also aid in having success in Brahmacharya.
e. Freedom from covetousness and possessions beyond one's needs;
Aparigraha allows one to be free from
the fear of loss,
hatred & anger towards what other's have, or
attachment and disappointment when things are lost or unattainable.

By the practice of Aparigraha one is aided in the practice of Ahimsa (non-killing),
Satya (truthfulness), and
Asteya (non-stealing).

A rule is to never take more than what you need for your simple and bare living. Through the daily practice of the proceeding five actions of Yama, or self-restraint, one will quickly gain progress upon the spiritual path.