The Stella Technique® for stopping.

Stop what you're doing, because you need to watch this video of a genius dog who is in the process of revolutionizing the way we stop what we're doing:

Now, am I saying that Stella the Dog's stopping technique is perfect the way that it is? No, I am not saying that. As it is now, it's impractical to turn off all energy going to the muscles in our limbs whenever we decide to cease perambulating. That might work okay-ish for dogs, but it'd result in a lot of face-plants and broken teeth in people.

Sources: Jody Hartman