I do have lung issues, asthma, and lately, shortness of breath (SOB smile). I bought a jaw harp, been playing that, not many problems breathing, light in and out. As for the harmonica, as lightly as I do blow in and out, exhausting and leaves me dizzy.
I’m watching a music program on the Public Broadcasting System, Celtic Women, and I am inspired. In grade school I learned to play the recorder flute. I heard a man play tunes on some type of flute, and I decided, to put the harmonica down for some months, and buy a recorder flute as soon as possible. I want to learn to play jigs and fun stuff like I heard on this music program. Toe tapping tunes, that stuff.
Hope the recorder flute will be easier on me than the harmonica. BUT, the jaw harp is soooo much fun.