1. Place a block under your standing leg
If the block isn't high enough (i.e. if you still feel you need to kick a lot to lift off the ground), just put your foot on something taller such as a sturdy chair or well-mannered Shetland pony (demo not available)
Benefit: Helps build core strength and allows you to learn the feeling of “lifting” rather than “swinging” into the inversion.
2. Place blocks under your hands
Benefit: Builds mega core strength, and makes regular handstands feel easier and more effortless in comparison!