It could be that the high temperatures and increased moisture of the hot yoga space foster an environment of more microbes, which can throw your microbiome out of whack. When you work out, you sweat, and the excess moisture that gets trapped on your clothes and skin, encourages bacterial growth.
It could also be that you are wearing undergarments or clothes that are too tight, and thus trapping even more moisture and heat in your genital region, which could cause further dysbiosis. You can try wearing cotton or moisture-wicking undergarments, going commando, changing immediately after exercise into dry clean clothes, showering right after your workout, and using a hypoallergenic detergent on your workout clothes.
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