To be honest, I don't perform any type of ritual at all. When it is time to sit, I sit. No candles, no prostrations, no incense, nothing that sets sitting apart from the rest of the day's activities. Sometimes I use a cushion, sometimes I use a chair, sometimes I stand on the porch, sometimes I take a walk. In my mind it's not really a question of how or when, it's just that one makes the effort to practice.
Any suggestions as to how to do that without 1)making long, drawn out actions the focus and 2)making a silly mockery by filling a time of deliberate emptiness with liturgical overflow?