In this episode, find out how heart rate variability, as measured by an electrocardiogram (ECG) or pulse wave recording, can assess the state of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). HRV impacts our health in various ways and tools like heartmath let us understand and improve HRV. New technology allows us to measure a metric called heart rate variability (HRV). Heart rate variability is tied to how we feel and to our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. In this episode, I talk to Deborah Rozman Ph.D.a behavioral psychologist and -President of HeartMath. She authored the best-selling Meditation for Children and Meditating With Children and founded the first school for holistic education in Northern California based on the books. Deborah also runs HeartMath, a technology that provides scientifically validated tools, technologies and certification training programs to help adults and children learn self-regulation skills needed to manage stress and enhance emotional well-being. Click here to check out the show notes.