As I turn my head to breathe (almost always to the left), I reach my head out to the left. I think this is probably because I am reaching with my right arm, and trying to reach as far as I can is throwing my head out of alignment.
I also breathe for too long. It's only like a half second too long, but every half second counts.
Also, as I have been pressing my chest and head to get my hips up lately, I have found it increasingly difficult to do a quick, straight breath.
What are some drills for these breathing issues? How else can I fix these problems?