This is very problematic indeed! This places the opinions of latter Rabbinical decisors in complete contradiction to the Rambam's instruction, the Beit Yosef observaton and ancient Sefardic custom from a mesorah of the time of the temple period, or later, to partially suspend it or fenced it in, due to fear of insincerity from the children of Israel who are to practise it. It has a beneficial side of having one sins forgiven. Although with a danger for the insincere practicant to have a shorten life span. To Fall on ones "face" is in fact an act of piety and humbling before one's creator. Bestowing on ones conduct and posture a brokeness before the Creator. It appears the modern day decisors seen it is preferable to change the ancient Israelite custom to one of being "stiffness and unbending straightness before the Creator with no humbleness in sight. Perhaps this reflects the postulated attitude and mannerism of our People in Exile today, and the leaders who guide us. It is very disturbing in deed to change the Ways of HaShem, and the Sages, to an innovation. Even the Order of how this was done was changed by the Ben Ish Chai, since he which to change the ancient older of the Jews of Babylon to adopt the "kabbalistic practises" of the Arizal. One which was innovated after the appearance and or innovation of Rabbi Moshe Deleon's Zohar.
Should we consider a change back to the old ways of Hashem, with out no doubts, those who changed it to this current way will oppose it. Since there change has in affect made the old ways of no use. Crisis in Modern Jewish Practises.