I agree with your OP Matt. It is a no-brainer that if you submit to The Holy Spirit as a saved Christian, He will envelop you. Wether you stand facing front or back, sitting, sleeping, standing on your head or are in a swimming pool getting baptised, the position and location IS irrelevant. God is a God of order though. There is a time and place for everything, so The Holy Spirit will not embarrass or create 'uncomfortable' situations for anyone or that would interrupt proceedings at a church meeting. Hence He would also respect a precedent set by the elders of a church like for example, everyone standing in an orderly line, waiting for someone to be there to catch them before He touches them. OBVIOUSLY there are phonies. I LOL at how SO MANY Christians SO EASILY throw the baby out with the bath water. The truth is that all who hear of God's promises to His people in the bible, want to be a Christian. So something like this (falling backwards) is a great opportunity for them to ''experience'' something tangible (or show to others that they are Christians because they fall / laugh and pray in the spirit) to their otherwise empty Christian walk. Likewise on the other end, there are those ''Christians'' that wouldnt know The presence of The Holy Spirit even if He were sitting on their head. A true Christian will understand that The Holy Spirit is a gentlemen who does not force Himself on us and can make the presence of God very real if we just whisper for it. He is eagerly waiting for us to call on Him for anything! He must get bored with some of us .