Easy pose is a great hip opener and spinal stretch. It supports a sense of inner tranquility and is a powerful way to relieve mental and physical fatigue.
Despite it's name, easy pose can be a challenging asana for yogis with tight hips and hamstrings. There are many ways to modify the pose to make it more or less challenging. For example, one can stretch the arms upward, add a side twist, or lay the upper body flat out in front of the legs. To make it more accessible, one may place a yoga block or blanket under the buttocks. This will raise the hips off the ground making it easier to get in and out of this asana.
Finally, easy pose is different from lotus pose in that the feet remain tucked under the legs.