Eva Longoria meditates every day.

The former 'Desperate Housewives' actress believes taking time out to centre her thoughts every morning helps her to lead a ''fulfilled'' life.

She said: ''I have strong spiritual beliefs ... I meditate every day for 20 minutes in the morning. I don't meditate at night though, I just like to wind down when I get into bed and I don't want to associate meditation with sleep.

''The one question everyone asks me is; what advice would I give others to live a fulfilled life? Meditate I say!''

Eva - who was married to Tyler Christopher for two years until 2004 and Tony Parker between 2008 and 2011 - was initially sceptical meditation would work for her but after researching its history and understanding it more, she found ways to ''centre her energy'' through working with Deepak Chopra, who was friends with Michael Jackson

Eva, 39, told Psychologies magazine: ''I was very blessed because I learned how to meditate with Deepak Chopra.

''I was going through my divorce at the time and there were a lot of changes happening at 'Desperate Housewives' and he told me I needed to meditate every day and centre myself more.

''At first I thought, 'No way'. I'm a busy woman, I work and there's no way I can find the time to meditate. I can't clear my mind.

''But I went to the Chopra Center in San Diego and learned the history of meditation and how this wisdom has been around for thousands of years. I learnt to centre my energy.''