Comparisons, that is.
Yesterday I had my lunch hour Pilates class. This teacher does a mix of Pilates and yoga, and I’m fine with that since I’m a fan of both. We always do some balance poses.
Here’s the thing with balance poses. Say you’re hanging out in Dancer and you’re feeling really steady and good. So you start looking around and thinking, “Wow, some of these folks are pretty shaky. Look how she’s wobbling over there! Oh, but she looks great, she’s got really good extension, way more than I can get–”
That is the exact moment you will lose your balance.
Application to non-Pilates situations left as an exercise for the reader.