Stopping – Do you remember “Red light, Green light” or freeze tag from when you were a child? In order to not get tagged, you had to run and then freeze and not move. I noticed the other day when I was walking that, in order to stop walking, I tightened my system to come to a stop – much like in freeze tag. So what is stopping? In order to walk, one must allow oneself to go off-balance in a certain direction, ideally in a coordinated fashion. So it follows that stopping would be coming back into balance.
Next time you are walking (maybe in a store where you might stop a lot to look at things), you could play with the idea of stopping as a process of coming back into balance. Does it change the quality of stopping? In what way?