I have been working on handstands for over a decade. I started off kicking into one. Then I tried jumping up against a wall. I have had a gymnastics coach help me. I have been to inversion workshops.
What have I learned from more than ten years of “trying”? I need to just do it without anyone standing next to me, without a wall to catch me, without kicking to drive me up. Just me, my two feet together, a little hop and I am vertical on my hands. Who knew? All it took was ME!